I’ve always drained my pasta noodles first before putting my sauce on top. It turns out I’ve been doing it all wrong! In this video, chef Andrew Carmellini demonstrates how properly sauce your pasta.
First take the hot pasta out of the water (and don’t throw away the water). Then put the pasta inside a pot with hot sauce. After you cook the pasta and sauce together for about a minute, the pasta absorbs the sauce. Carmellini also adds a spoonful of the starchy water back into the sauce along with butter and olive oil for added flavor.
What a great tip!
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