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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Dropping Food Into Boiling Water

April 5, 2016

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When adding small food items to a large pot of boiling water or broth, it is easy to get burned by the spattering liquid. Next time you need to add gnocchi, dumplings,potatoes, or anything else to boiling hot liquid, use a large slotted spoon or spatula to slowly lower the food into the pot. This way, you can add more at a time, and keep the backsplash at bay.
Once the items are done, remove them with the same slotted spoon, rather than pouring the pot and the water into a colander, damaging delicate foods.

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Kitchen Tips Tuesday: Speedy Pasta Cooking

February 2, 2016

 

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Sometimes, waiting for a big pot of water to boil for pasta takes as long as making the whole dinner itself. If you are the impatient type, have no fear. Simply swap that huge pasta pot out for something a bit shallower, like a saute pan.

Heat the salted water in the pan, add the pasta, and stir. Because it is a smaller vessel, the water comes to a boil more quickly than a larger pot.

Long pastas, like spaghetti or fettuccini work especially well this way, as they can lay flat in the pan for cooking. Try to avoid putting crowding the pot…dumping a whole box of penne in will result in sticky pasta.

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