All Recipe lovers, this topic is just for you… Cooking perfect pasta is an art, and everyone seems to have their own way of doing it. Some people like to salt their water, others drop in a little olive oil, while others leave the pasta water as plain as possible.
There is one thing almost everyone agrees on, though: the best way to drain pasta. Most people put a strainer in the sink and dump the pasta into it. Even if you use the pot lid do strain your pasta, chances are you still pour it into the sink.
In this different recipe, So what I’m about to tell you might shock you: you should never drain your pasta in the sink.
No, it’s not because it’s unhealthy or dirty or anything like that. The reason you shouldn’t drain your pasta in the sink is because you should actually save that water!
Obviously, you don’t want to dump all the pasta water into your tasty sauce, but you should save a little bit of it! As you’re making your sauce, you should spoon in some of the water. It can work for any sauce: tomato, pesto, wine, or even Alfredo.
If your pasta is made out of something other than flour — like potato, corn, rice, or lentils — it still releases a similar starch when cooking, so it works the same way.