Tips & Tricks
At Victoria Fine Foods, we have a passion for taking life slowly and savoring each bite; we never rush our cooking, and we take pride in using quality ingredients and an artisan, slow kettle-cooked process for all of our pasta sauces.
We take such care crafting our sauces for you, so why not complement your favorite pasta dishes with fantastic Italian flavor? We’re here to help you complete your meal with these mouthwatering chef-inspired tips. So sit back, relax and learn how to craft an authentic Italian meal. From our kitchen to yours. Mangia bene!
Tip: Good Italian food starts with great shopping. Make buying quality ingredients a priority, and the ingredients will do all the work!
Refreshing Pasta, Restaurant Style
A restaurant trick for serving hot pasta, even if you cooked it hours before: Remove pasta from boiling water before it is entirely cooked (about 2 minutes early). Keep pasta water at a boil. When you are ready to eat, plunge the cool pasta into the boiling water for one minute, stirring gently, then quickly remove with tongs. Added bonus: Save some of the pasta water and add a few tablespoons to your sauce to thin it a little, adding a creamy texture.
Tip: Let your baked pasta rest for at least 15 minutes before serving to let the pasta absorb all those delicious juices. Use 4 quarts of water per pound of pasta and about 4 teaspoons of salt.