DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Off Topic > Ask the Chef!


Notices

Ask the Chef! Have you ever wondered how to cook a steak like a pro? Ever wondered why restaurant food can be expensive? Why DOES everything taste better with bacon? Do you really need a dozen different knives to be a good cook? Have you ever wanted to ask a professional Chef a question? Well, now is your chance to ask a professional Chef any question you want.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 02-12-2014, 09:57 AM
rcmpvet's Avatar
rcmpvet rcmpvet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ontario; Welland to be specific
Age: 60
Posts: 709
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black Gold Pearlcoat
Engine: 2013-20?? 220ci (3.6L) Pentastar 305hp 269lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:38
rcmpvet is on a distinguished road
Default

Well to me there is no really wrong way or right way, except do not overcook. I have been cooking my own since I was 7 and I am constantly changing the ways I cook pasta depending on many factors:

1 - Using hot water over cold - if the water is the same then it makes no difference to me, however I think this started with the use of water conditioners. If your hot water is conditioned then definitely use cold, too many salts otherwise. Where you get your water from also makes a difference, if your water is treated you may have to make adjustments, the best water I have ever used was from the mountains, very cold, full of minerals and made some nice firm pasta without sticking.

2 - The pasta itself makes a difference; durham wheat verses semolina wheat, I prefer semolina wheat as it is less starchy. They can both come from the same kernals however the semolina is more refined than the durham, in short durham has semolina but semolina does not have durham. Having said that I now buy my pasta from a local producer, they use semolina wheat but it can be classed as more of an egg noodle due to the amount of eggs they use, richer in taste and cooks in half the time. I have tried rice noodles, cooks even faster that egg noodles, not as much flavour but healthier for those on a reduced carb diet (diabetics) and it beats the crap out of any pasta recommended by "granola crunchers"

3 - Someday I will learn to make my own noodles.

4 - Salt in water, yes, to flavour the pasta itself, the salt is absorbed by the pasta.

5 - Rinse or not; depends on how much starch is in the pasta, I rinse to reduce the amount of starch, however it is the starch that enables the sauce to stick to the pasta. As for oil, I use EV Oil on my pasta only if I do not want a sauce and just want a garlic oil coating, of course using fresh crushed garlic cloves.

6 - Finally, whoever came up with baked spaghetti should be shot. Spaghetti should be twirled on a fork, not cut up with a knife, save the baking for lasagna, rigatoni or penne.

Now let's eat.
__________________
There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question: HOWEVER: Search Function is Your Friend
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Warlock III's Avatar
Warlock III Warlock III is offline
Is hunting wednecks
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,737
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1995 Ram 1500
Engine: 1994-2001 318ci (5.2L) Magnum V8 220hp
Rep Power: 11
Rep:1734
Warlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant futureWarlock III has a brilliant future
Send a message via AIM to Warlock III Send a message via Yahoo to Warlock III
Default

Make your own noodles? What? They don't grow on trees?



__________________
Rated "D" for disturbing. Some images and language may be disturbing for some members. Crude language, sarcasm and images throughout. Not intended for all viewers

DISCLAIMER
If you are offended easily don't click on my screen name

Last edited by Warlock III; 02-12-2014 at 12:44 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-12-2014, 03:20 PM
rcmpvet's Avatar
rcmpvet rcmpvet is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Ontario; Welland to be specific
Age: 60
Posts: 709
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Black Gold Pearlcoat
Engine: 2013-20?? 220ci (3.6L) Pentastar 305hp 269lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:38
rcmpvet is on a distinguished road
Default

Gotta plant me one of those.
__________________
There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question: HOWEVER: Search Function is Your Friend
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:10 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum