<br> Pasta Refrigerate pasta immediately upon delivery. Any pasta not eaten within 2 days of delivery should be frozen. All of Raffetto’s pasta can be frozen up to 2 months, and if stored frozen should be cooked frozen. <br> Sauces All sauces last in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, and may be frozen for up to 2 months.
<br> Pasta The amount of salt in the water is very important. Raffetto’s does not put any salt in the dough; therefore it is critical to add salt to the water for maximum flavor. Add approximately 1½ tbsp. of salt per 10-qt pot, and cook for 3-4 minutes. After straining the pasta, Raffetto's suggests tossing your pasta in a small amount of olive oil to keep it from sticking. Avoid "shocking" the pasta with cold water as that will wash away some of the flavor. <br> Sauces Heat Sauces in a non-reactive saucepan over low to medium heat, stirring frequently, until simmering hot. Pesto should never be heated and can be placed on pasta either cold, or ideally at room temperature. A good rule of thumb is to remove pesto from your refrigerator when you fill the pot with water.
Andrew’s Suggested Pasta & Sauce Pairings:
+ Plain Egg Pasta – pair with Tomato-Basil, Bolognese or just about any sauce
+ Fresh Spinach Pasta – pair with Puttanesca or Classic Pesto + Rosemary Pasta – pair with Bolognese or Mushroom Pesto + Fresh Lemon Pasta – pair with Arrabiata or Marinara