Tips and tricks for cooking with pasta
Pasta is fast and easy to cook. With the following tricks your pasta will always turn out well, so you will be a pasta expert in no time! Surprise yourself and your guests again and again!
Tips for preparing pasta salads
Pasta salads are a welcome meal plan alternative and not only in the summer. The following tips make them fast and easy to prepare; you are limited only by your imagination.
• Short pasta varieties such as Krawättli (bow-ties), spirals or penne are ideal for pasta salads. Tricolor pasta (such as Trattoria Capelletti Tricolore) enables very attractive color combinations.
• Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. It is important that the pasta remains firm to the bite (al dente). To prevent overcooking or swelling, pour the pasta into a strainer immediately after cooking and rinse briefly under cold flowing water. This prevents the pasta from sticking together in the salad. Now you can stir in a little oil and cool the pasta in the refrigerator.
• Let your imagination run wild when putting together the remaining ingredients. You can set color accents with chili peppers, and herbs give the salad that extra touch.
• To allow the flavor of the individual ingredients to fully develop, the salad should always be prepared somewhat in advance. Before serving, keep at room temperature for at least one hour and mix the pasta and sauce just before serving, so that the latter does not spoil.