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    • CommentAuthorcsfc_pangy
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2008 edited
    Pasta is a great versatile yet simple food. Cooking pasta is easy although some might find it tricky. Here are a few tips.

    Assume around 4oz / 100g of uncooked pasta per person. Use less if serving as a starter or sidedish

    Bring a big pot of water to the boil. Use plenty of water, enough to ensure pasta is well covered. When the water is rapidly boiling add a big pinch of salt and then add your pasta. Cook for 8-12 minutes. Cook until Al Dente - that is until the pasta is tender but not over soft with some 'bite'.
    Drain and prepare for serving.

    Look on the package which will normally give a guide on how long to cook.

    You can serve your pasta with a sauce, bake it in the oven or cool it down and make a refreshing salad.
    For your salad, throw in some of the beans you cooked from my earlier posting, some chopped fresh vegetables like cucumber, peppers and sweetcorn. Perfect for a side dish at a summer bbq!