There seems to be two schools of thought on how you should do your pasta water, whether you should be putting salt in it or putting oil in it. The thought is that salt make pasta more flavorful, but many people like the idea of using oil because it make the pasta not stick together.
In actuality, it’s best to salt your pasta water, so your pasta is much more flavorful than it would be without salted water. But how much salt should you actually be using in your pasta water when cooking your noodles? It’s actually a lot more salt than you think.
If you want an actual measurement guideline, it’s about 2 tablespoons of salt that you should be adding to your pasta water.
Forget the idea that you just add a few shakes of salt into your pasta water. You actually want to add enough salt to your pasta water so that it actually tastes briny to you. So many people cooking pasta are vastly under salting their water when they’re cooking pasta noodles.
Next time you make your pasta, try adding more salt than you would usually put in the pasta water, and see if it makes your pasta noodles much more flavorful