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Featured Pro: Tyler Florence Category: Cooking Time: 2:15
TYLER FLORENCE: Hi. I’m Tyler Florence here with a GMC Trade Secret.
You know, when it comes to cooking pasta, the Italians believe that the water you cook the pasta in should actually taste like the ocean. It should have some really great salt flavor in there, because when you cook pasta in water without any kind of seasoning and salt whatsoever, you’re really sort of rendering the pasta completely tasteless, right, because pasta itself can have a really nice, pleasant flavor.
So what we have here is a gallon of boiling water, right, for one pound of pasta. I actually have an attachment here so we can take the pasta straight out of the water. All right, we’re going to add about a quarter cup of kosher salt to this, kind of dump it in so we have some really good flavor. And then we’re going to take our pound of dried spaghetti. We’re going to drop it right in, and it’s going to let this cook. This will probably take, you know, seven to eight minutes to cook. We’re going to spread it out nice and evenly so it doesn’t stick together. And we’re just going to let this do its thing.
I’ve got some really delicious tomato sauce here. We’re going to toss this in and just make a really simple spaghetti dish. And while it’s cooking up, let’s talk about the rest of our pasta we have here. We have lots of really beautiful shapes, and for the most part it’s all the same process – a gallon of water for about a pound of pasta and some really good salt.
We have some fresh dried fettuccine. We have some beautiful spinach linguini, orecchiette, which means little small ears, some really wonderful shapes, and also some great egg noodles. Pasta is really delicious. It’s a great way to feed your family on a budget. And you can really take it a million different directions.
All right, take somewhere between, say, eight to 10 minutes to cook the pasta all the way through. And there’s a big difference between al dente and raw. Al dente is one of those terms that I think gets overused quite a bit. And if the pasta is raw, right, it should go back in the water for a little bit. It should be chewy, but it shouldn’t have any sort of white right in the middle of it at all.
This pasta is totally cooked. And the whole idea about pasta is like throwing a piece against the wall to make sure it’s cooked. I’ve never done it before, so we’ll see if this works. Ready? All right, the pasta’s totally cooked, pasta up against the wall. Ready? All right, there you go. It sticks. I guess we’re good to go.
All right, we take the spaghetti and we’re going to put it into a sauce. All right, and this is the way they do it in really good Italian restaurants. They actually toss the pasta with the sauce itself instead of putting the sauce on top. So I take all this beautiful stuff and I toss the whole thing around, just like that. Isn’t that beautiful? All that great sauce kind of folded on top. All right, that’s it.