Here’s a step by step easy breezy guide to some pasta!
I took water enough to cover the pasta. I added some salt and boiled it. Added the pasta when it came to boil. It takes around ten minutes on a medium flame for the pasta to cook. And if you don’t stir once in a while, some of it might stick to the bottom of the pan.
Meanwhile, chop some vegetables!
There’s no rocket science in cooking the veggies only that you don’t want to soften them too much. I did that once and it didn’t taste that good.
This time, I sauteed them for two minutes and covered the pan for five minutes, checking on them once in a while.
Now how do you know if the pasta is cooked?
It shouldn’t be too firm or too soft. That’s called cooking it ‘al dente’
When it’s done which is when you can chew it easily without it being too soft, drain the water and keep it aside. Run cold water over it for 5 seconds. It won’t stick.
About two tablespoons butter, a cup of full cream milk, one tablespoon all purpose flour, salt and seasoning.
Seasoning I used: Oregano, chilli flakes, ground black pepper.
Heat butter in a pan and add chopped garlic. You’ll need to add a tablespoon of all purpose flour immediately since the garlic starts turning brown. Cook on a low flame. Add milk slowly to it. Real slow. And keep whisking. You’ll need to keep whisking to avoid lumps. Bring the sauce to a thick consistency.
Add the seasoning along with salt and cook for a minute. You may also add black olives.
The quantity I cooked seemed enough for two. And yes, tell me if I can make this even better. I think we have our own style that’s unique for each of us. I’ll love to hear from you how you do something differently. I might even try that and see how it goes for me.