How to Cook Fresh Pasta

Bring a big pot of water to a rolling boil and add plenty of salt. Once the water is at a full boil, add the pasta, and stir immediately to prevent clumping (if you're using pasta that's been frozen, just add it directly to the pot; no need to thaw it first!). Let the pot come back to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally. Linguine will take about 4 minutes to cook, and pappardelle will take about 5-6 minutes. The pasta is done when it is tender and floats to the surface. Drain it well and add the pasta to your favorite sauce.

Egg linguine with summer tomatoes and butter sauce.

Egg linguine with summer tomatoes and butter sauce.