My neighbors just had a baby, and I was thinking of bringing them a dish I made recently that I thought was really tasty -- fusilli with smoky red pepper sauce. I was planning to give them the sauce separate from the pasta, and I'm wondering if it would work to undercook the pasta by a couple of minutes, and give the food to them with instructions to simmer the pasta in the sauce for a couple of minutes to reheat. I always finish cooking my pasta in whatever sauce I'm making, but I've never waited a period of hours between cooking the pasta in water and finishing it in the sauce. Will the fusilli continue to cook too much if it sits out for too long between steps? Wondering if this will work OK or be a mess...thoughts?
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