Happy Tuesday TKW Family! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday’s tip with The Kitchen Whisperer. This week we’re going to discuss cooking pasta and when to add the salt. Simply put, “Salt the pot, not the pasta.” But let me expand a bit further, you want to salt the BOILING WATER, not cold water. Why? If you use a stainless steel pot and add salt to the cold water, what’ll happen is the inside of the pan will look ‘pitted’. This is essentially a form of rust and that’s bad, very bad. You want to add the salt to the boiling water BEFORE you add the pasta.
So why do this?
So how much salt should you add to the boiling water? While there’s no exact measurement the rule of thumb is for every pound of pasta, add no less than 1 1/2 Tbl of salt. And of course, remember, this you’re adding the salt AFTER the water has come to a boil.