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What is the pasteurising time and temperature for pasta sauces?

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Answered 2008-05-06 03:28:51

Harmful food microbes, including bacteria and viruses, are killed when heated to 65°C (150°F).

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Does salt affect the cooking time of pasta?

yes the salt raises the temperature to boil faster

How long can cooked pasta stay fresh at room temperature?

Cooked pasta should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 to 3 hours. Any food that is left out at room temperature after cooking can be dangerous at any time past the 4 hour mark.

Why do you have to boil home made pasta sauce for an hour?

There are basically two reasons for boiling (simmering) homemade pasta sauce for an hour. The longer the sauce cooks, the thicker it will be. Also, simmering for longer periods of time will allow the flavors to "marry," creating a better tasting sauce. Many recipes specify simmering pasta sauces for even longer; two hours or more.

Which food needs time and temperature control for safety?

dried pasta, baked potato, sliced bread or uncooked rice.

Why do elevations above sea level increase the cooking time of pasta?

As you get higher above sea level, air pressure decreases. Water boils at a lower temperature when the air pressure is lower. When the water temperature is lower, pasta and anything else takes longer to cook.

How do you prepare pasta?

Pasta is cooked by boiling in water. Some salt is usually put in the water. Fresh pasta takes a lot less time then dried pasta.

Can you cook pasta a head of time?

You can cook the pasta earlier in the day, or the day before, then refrigerate it. You can then use it in a pasta salad or refry it.

How long can plain cooked pasta sit at room temperature?

Potentially hazardous food should not sit at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Less time is better and if the ambient temperature is around 90°F, cut that to an hour.

How long can you leave cooked pasta out of the refrigerator?

Cooked pasta should not be left unrefrigerated for more than 2 hours. If the ambient temperature is very warm, make that 1 hour. Less time is better. At that point, the pasta should be refrigerated or re-heated. Since cooked pasta has been hydrated, it is considered potentially hazardous and could grow pathogenic bacteria if such bacteria are present and the food is held in the temperature danger zone (135°F - 40°F) too long.

What is the normal time it takes for pasta to cook?

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What Pasta Goes With What Sauce?

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What is the origin of the quote the sauce can wait for the pasta but the pasta cannot wait for the sauce?

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When did pasta get to Italy?

During the middle ages. Rice pasta arrived at a later time to Italy from China.

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Which foods needs time and temperature control for safety?

All potentially hazardous foods, for example, high protein, moisture-rich foods, meats, poultry, fish, dairy products, rice, sauces, fillings.

When was pasta first made?

The exact time when pasta was first made is not known. The oldest evidence of pasta dates back 4,000 years ago and was found in China.

What did john c breckinridge believe in?

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Why must roux based sauces be cooked to the correct length of time?

so it does not burn

Why is more time required to boil pasta in some places?

Water boils at different temperatures depending on the altitude. At higher elevations water will boil at a lower temperature. Since water will not get hotter than it's boiling point it will take longer to cook pasta at higher altitudes.

How did people make pasta last time?

They dried it

Do you need to precook fresh pasta for pasta bake?

My smartest friend Korey Colyar knows the answer to this question. NO! You do not need to precook fresh pasta for a pasta bake. Fresh pasta is interchageable with normal dried pasta in recipes. You might want to check it before the time is up though since fresh pasta cooks much quicker than dried pasta. Boiling dried pasta takes 8-10 minutes, fresh pasta cooks in 2-3 minutes. later...K

What is the cooking time for elbow small seashell pasta?

when you cook them by themselves to later add other ingredients such as meat, by the time the water starts boiling the pasta is cooked.

How many carbs in 400g of cooked pasta?

Around 85-100g carbohydrate depending on pasta form and cooking time.

How long do you cook shell pasta?

The package in which the pasta came should give the cooking time. It also depends on how firm you prefer your pasta. Typically, it will be between 7 and 12 minutes.