Want to make fresh pasta in the am to serve at dinner. How do I handle the pasta til using it?

by Dee
(Florida)

Hi Matt - I'm having friends for dinner and would like to make fresh pasta.

If I make the fresh pasta in the morning, how do I keep this pasta until it's time to cook it for dinner?

Thanks, and BTW, I just found your site :-)

Dee.

Answer: Hey Dee and welcome to the pastaholic club!

This one's easy... just make your fresh pasta and then keep your fresh pasta shapes on a lightly floured plate or pastry mat - covered with kitchen paper - until the evening time.

Then just drop them in your big pan of well-salted boiling water and they're done (shape-dependent but roughly...) a minute or so after they rise to the surface. Don't forget to stir them continually, especially if long pasta shapes like tagliatelle.

Buon appetito!

Matt.

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Thanks!!!
by: Dee

Matt, your response came just in time. Making the pasta now, for dinner tonight. Thanks so much. I really love this site. I'm 4th generation Italian, and love cooking Italian and trying out new recipes. Your site is a great help!


You're welcome
by: Matt - Pasta Recipes Made Easy

Sure thing Dee. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (see the FREE cookbook link on the right) to get semi-regular updates as I add new dishes okay?

Ciao!

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