from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Cooked enough to be firm but not soft: pasta al dente.
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- adj. firm (used of pasta which is cooked just right)
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of pasta cooked so as to be firm when eaten
Add the pasta, stir, and cook until al dente, 11 to 12 minutes.
The notion of al dente was still a long way in the future.
When the pasta is al dente, drain through a colander, reserving about 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking water.
Usually, what I like to do is to steam the beans, longer because I don't like al dente and again that's a personal taste and serve only the fava beans, without the outer skin drizzled with olive oil, salt pepper and cumin.
Check the rice before the last addition to see if it is done rice should be al dente, not mushy.
There were so many different courses: antipasto, soup, and spaghetti—al dente, of course—with tomato sauce.
The queen of al dente made soft spaghetti tonight.
Add the spaghetti and boil until al dente, about 11 minutes.
When they are chewy and fluffy, no longer al dente, they’re done.
what is it with people who have terrible taste in italian food? on of my best friend claims to LOVE italian, and every time i see her we go to have the worst italian food i've eaten in months. people, learn about al dente, for god's sake!
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