Add Semolina Flour To Pasta Water For An Extra Creamy Sauce

Add Semolina Flour To Pasta Water For An Extra Creamy Sauce

Starchy pasta water is often incorporated into sauce to silk-ify the texture and help it stick to the spaghetti. The more starch, the creamier the sauce. You can use this principle to take your plate of pasta to a dreamier place, and “super starch” it by adding a handful of semolina flour to the cooking water.

Photo by Erik Statten.

This trick from Epicurious works for any type of sauce, dairy-free or dairy-ful. Just toss in your flour before even adding the pasta and cook as normal. Reserve about half a cup of this super-starchy elixir, and drain. Then it’s time to bring everybody together, mixing pasta, sauce and water in a skillet and bringing it all to a simmer. Cook until sauce thickens and coats your pasta noodles, tossing with tongs every couple of minutes to help everything emulsify.

The Trick That Makes Every Plate of Pasta More Luscious [Epicurious]

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