What are your midnight cravings?
For me, it’s either mac cheese or vegetable pasta.
But things get problematic when it comes to boiling and draining the water for a prolonged time.
And trust me, no one is down for it!
Hence, I bought myself the best pasta pot a few months ago, and since then, I never needed to bump in the posh restaurants and wait for an entire week to have pasta or spaghettis anymore!
However, before getting my pasta pot, I almost waded through every blog and “how-to” videos to grasp the practical demonstration as in how to use a pasta pot as I am a newbie and a leader of fumbles.
So today, I am here to Help!
Let’s have a quick beginner guide on how to use a pasta pot!
Using a Pasta Pot from Scratch- Explained!
To start, all the aspiring cooks or a dummy like me, first thing first give a thorough read to your pasta pot manual so that you can encounter possible inconveniences.
Supposedly you have a pasta pot in your hand right now. So, let’s just follow these steps!
Step 1: Know Your Tool
Make sure you know enough about the tool as in how it gets the access, why the colander incorporates the large bottom pot etc.
No worries, it may seem like a lot of questions to quote, but I am here to answer all!
So, generally, a pasta pot comprises of two pots. The smaller one is the colander for straining water, and the larger container that sits under the colander retains the water when bringing the pot into a boil and in time of draining the water.
Here’s one more part of a pasta pot, which is the cover or the lid. It allows you to lock the steam inside and soften the hardened pasta gracefully.
Step 2: Let the Pasta Sink
After you’ve put the colander on the bottom pot, add water depending on the stacks of pasta you are going to make. If it’s spaghetti, then break it in smaller batches so that it immerses fully into the water.
And the power source of a pasta pot is the stove. Put it on the stove, and it’s ready to go.
Step 3: Boil Boil Boil!
Bring the water into a boil and pour the pasta into it. Add a pinch of salt and give it a stir so that the pasta absorbs the salt consistently.
Step 4: Wait till It’s Done
It can either be a downside or a test of tolerance that you need to wait until it’s done. And as it doesn’t incorporate any smart configurations or sensors so that you can pour the pasta and forget, it won’t stop automatically. Thus, you need to stand there or keep a sharp eye on the pasta pot through the transparent lid.
Once your pasta is boiled according to your preference, turn off the stove and using a pot cloth pull the colander up, and it will start draining the water. After you have got your pasta free from the dripping water, bring the colander down on a heat-resistant stand.
Well, here you go! Now you have your pasta boiled in a pasta pot.
Anyways! If you aren’t down for pasta pots that don’t include any smart features, then you can go for electric pasta makers. It allows you to set the timer, or it automatically stops when the cooking is done.
Perks of a Pasta Pot
So, here are the reasons why you should have a pasta pot!
- You don’t have to fear for straining the boiling water by yourself. Because the colander itself discharges the water intake.
- It saves your time from using multiple utensils.
- The unit boils water promptly.
- You can be sure of safe and easy storage.
A quick Pasta Cream Recipe
Pasta with salt, pepper, and few seasoned veggies are edible yet bland. Isn’t it too basic? Why settle for boring recipes when you have a lot to explore!
Here I am dropping a pasta cream recipe.
- Take a skillet, put it on the stove in low heat.
- When it’s hot, add half of a butter bar, and before it gets brown, add minced garlic cloves.
- Give it a stir using a wooden spatula.
- Now add chicken breast ground (marinate the chicken before with spices as per your preference).
- Add salt and pepper and mix them evenly.
- Take mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese as much as you want. Chop them off in smaller batches if it’s hardened and thick.
- Add the cheese and wait till it melts.
- Pour some milk or buttermilk for a creamy texture and the heart soothing dairy aroma.
- Using the spatula, make the whole blend consistent and wholly coated with the spices.
- Lastly, add some oregano and turn off the stove.
Your white sauce cream is ready! Now, as you have boiled pasta, pour them into the sauce and mix them well.
Hah! That’s a wrap!
So, it wasn’t a big deal! Was it?
There’s only one thing that should be taken care of, and it’s whether the pasta is appropriately boiled or not. Sometimes, due to procrastinating, you skip checking the pasta.
Thus, the pasta becomes mushy. To avoid such incidents, stick around your kitchen, and in every five minutes, open the lid and poke a piece of pasta using a fork. You will sense the doneness if the fork enters smoothly.
I hope it helps! And don’t forget to check how to cook pasta in instant pot and how long for more precise insight.