Step 3: Pasta cooking and butter melting.

Picture of Pasta cooking and butter melting.
Fill the big pot with water (I'm using a stockpot) and throw in a couple of generous pinches of salt. Bring this to a boil.

As soon as the water comes to a boil, dump your pasta in. You need to cook the pasta so that it is slightly underdone. You want it to still be able to accept some liquid so that it'll soak up the cream later!

Put the 6 tbs. of butter into the saute pan over medium/low heat and start it melting while the pasta cooks. As soon as it's melted, turn off the heat. You don't want the butter to brown.

When the pasta is done cooking, drain it and we'll move on to the next step.

danspec5 years ago
This might be a little off topic, but that water into the pan shot is really something to be proud of...
His Own6 years ago
The pasta looks great. I really like your use of photography in this instructable. You have a good eye and an artistic slant that both come through nicely. Good work.
jessyratfink (author)  His Own6 years ago
Thank you! That's very nice of you to say. :)
Its funny to see that comment because I was thinking the exact same thing. It was the water pouring into the pot that finally did it for me; I knew photography was something you enjoyed.