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What "other" uses for pasta water?


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What "other" uses for pasta water?

ipsedixit | | Nov 8, 2010 02:30 PM

It's pretty well known that you can add a bit of the pasta water to your pasta as you toss it with the sauce in the pan.

But, what else do you use pasta water for? You know, that big pot of water that's leftover when you've cooked pasta (or noodles) that's got all that flour and perhaps some salt?

Me? I've been known to make a soup out of the pasta water ... add some more salt and pepper, a drizzle of sesame oil, some chopped chives and pickled radishes, and maybe some cubed tofu (if available on hand), and voila, a quick nice soup in a pinch. I do the same with the leftover water when boiling dumplings.

And you? What other uses do you have for pasta water?

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