This one may seem a little silly and obvious, but I find it funny and I’ll explain why. Last Saturday, while at my grandmother’s house and after taking my mother to the ER again the night before, I wanted to have some of the leftover Red Clam Sauce my uncle made a few days earlier. So, we got out a pot, he filled it with water as I heated up the sauce in the microwave, and I dumped a small handful of angel hair pasta in the pot and walked away.
Today’s tip is do not ever place uncooked pasta in a pot of cold water. Yes, I did this. My uncle informed me of it Monday evening. I laughed at myself, so by all means, laugh at me.
Do as I say, not as I do. Wait for the water to boil, THEN you can add the pasta to the pot.