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Old 07-13-2005, 11:13 AM   #11
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My mm-i-l was Italian and never rinsed her pasta..But, one thing she did do was as she was cooking it, she would add some of that hot pasta water to her red sauce ..It seemd to just make the sauce. I now do the same thing..It thins but doesn't make the sauce runny, know what I mean?

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Old 07-13-2005, 11:32 AM   #12
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The ONLY time I rinse is to make a cold pasta salad, and I rinse it in... I know it will be hard to believe, but just try... "Cold" water. ;)



The only reason I rinse it is to cool off the pasta.



Otherwise, I leave it the way it came out of the pot.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:37 AM   #13
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The only time I rinse my pasta (in cold water) is when I am making a pasta salad - especially mayo based!!!! If you don't rinse it you will be doubling the dressing ingredients. But most pasta salads I rinse.

A hot dish however is a totally different thing. You want the red sauce or the white sauce or the clam sauce to stick to the noodle.

There is a place for rinsing and not rinsing.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:41 AM   #14
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It is true that Italians (of which I am one) do not rinse our pasta. however when I worked for a catering company whch sometimes fed upwards of 6000 people on a weekend, we precooked our pasta usually (Mostacolli/penne) the day before until it
was almost done and then quickly put in in an ice bath of water and let it dry.
When we had to serve it we had a pot of boiling salted water on the stove with a strainer and could have the pasta ready this way in about 30 seconds as needed.
And the rinsing in cold water also prevented it from being a gloppy mess - can you imagine trying to pry that stuff apart the next day???? lol AND getting it off your hands???
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:53 AM   #15
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And the rinsing in cold water also prevented it from being a gloppy mess - can you imagine trying to pry that stuff apart the next day???? lol AND getting it off your hands???
It was also important to stop the cooking process right away
so when it was finally served it tasted like it was just cooked.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:54 AM   #16
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Technically, your wife is right

Rinsing pasta will prevent the sauce from sticking and also water down the sauce.
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Old 07-13-2005, 01:54 PM   #17
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It was also important to stop the cooking process right away
so when it was finally served it tasted like it was just cooked.
yes, it is amazing how even after reheating pasta cooked this way it still has a fresh bite.
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Old 07-13-2005, 02:07 PM   #18
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I don't rinse pasta, but do rinse Asian noodles. If you don't rinse Asian noodles, they won't turn out right.
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:08 PM   #19
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I do rinse mine.. and then I toss it in a little olive oil.
After I put it on the plate I put the sauce on top.
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Old 07-14-2005, 07:24 PM   #20
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I do not rinse. My Swedish mama never rinsed! I dress (sauce) my pasta as soon as it comes out of the pot. If I am doing the old Italo-American way of big mound of pasta and seperate huge bowl of red gravy (sause) and meat balls, then I would put a drizzle of evoo over the pasta to keep it from sticking.
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