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mushy pasta - any tips?

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mushy pasta - any tips?

fldhkybnva | Aug 22, 2012 06:17 PM

When I make pesto or alfredo dishes, I like to mix the pasta with the rest of the ingredients and simmer a few minutes or so with the sauce and other ingredients. To do this, I usually account for the additional cook time in the sauce and drain the pasta 2 or 3 minutes before al dente but usually end up with mushy pasta anyway. Any tips to prevent this? Should I just half cook the pasta or is this method pretty much flawed and I should just toss the sauce with the pasta when serving and add perhaps some of the pasta water to the sauce to thicken?

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