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Cooking & Serving Fresh Pasta

"A good pasta dish is like a good marriage.
In it, two things - pasta and sauce - become one."

- Marc Vetri

We’re getting very close to a delicious finish line. It’s time to cook, sauce, and serve your first fresh homemade pasta!


What You'll Learn in This Video Lesson:

  • How to properly cook fresh pasta.
  • The best way to add sauce to pasta.
  • How to dress up your finished servings.

Key Points to Remember:

  • Add 4 cups of water to the pot for every 100g of pasta to be cooked.
  • Salt the water just as it comes to a boil.
  • Once pasta is added, cover pot with lid to return water to boiling as quickly as possible.
  • Add 1/4 cup of pasta water to the Creamy Pesto Sauce before mixing it with the noodles.
  • Be gentle with the noodles so they don't break or mush as you mix them into the sauce.
  • Good quality parmesan makes everything better!!

Quiz Time!

Once you've watched the video lesson, put your knowledge to the test! Take the quizzes below and see how you do.

{
    "id": "quiz-1",
    "question": "What's the best way to return the water to a boil after adding the noodles?",
    "answers": [
        {
            "title": "Replace the lid",
            "correct": true
        },
        {
            "title": "Add more salt",
            "correct": false
        },
	{
            "title": "Stir to agitate the water molecules",
            "correct": false
        }
    ],
    "correctNotice": "You got it! This is the best course of action.",
    "incorrectNotice": "Sorry my friend, that is incorrect."
}
{
    "id": "quiz-2",
    "question": "What is the biggest no-no when cooking pasta?",
    "answers": [
        {
            "title": "Over stirring the noodles",
            "correct": false
        },
        {
            "title": "Adding oil to the water",
            "correct": true
        },
 	{
            "title": "Not adding salt to the water",
            "correct": false
        }
    ],
    "correctNotice": "You know it! Adding oil to the cooking water makes it so that the sauce won't stick to the noodles (and trust me, you want the sauce to stick!).  ",
    "incorrectNotice": "While this is not an ideal thing to do, adding oil to the water is far worse as it keeps the sauce from sticking to the noodles."
}

Now, Eat It!

I'm so excited for you! This is where all your work pays off. You get to eat what you've learned!!

CLASS PROJECT

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