- Pasta sauce
- 1L of water per 100g of pasta
- On a stovetop, bring the water to a boil on high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the pasta.
- While spaghetti is cooking, pour desired amount of sauce into pan and set stove to medium.
- Set a timer for 7 minutes. When the timer goes off, fish out a strand of spaghetti and bite into it. What you're going for here is al dente, meaning that the pasta is just soft enough to eat; no longer crunchy in the middle, not mushy and over-done.
- When sauce begins to bubble, reduce the heat to its lowest setting and cover.
- Once the pasta is ready, carefully drain it through a colander into a sink.
- Serve sauce over pasta in bowls.
- Add a liberal amount of salt to the pasta water before cooking, as this is the only chance you will have to season the pasta.
- Before cooking the sauce, consider sauteing some finely minced onions, garlic, ground beef (or pork/sausage/veal/etc.), cheese (parmesean/mozzarealla/etc.), mushrooms, or anything else that catches your fancy. Then add the sauce.
- Cooking is about experimentation, never be afraid to try anything once!