Warning: I’m about to compare your body to a bowtie noodle. Let’s talk about pasta water. Think about it like a dreamy hot bath. You could fill your tub with nothing more than plain old hot water, but if you’re smart you add some bath salts, a little bubbly stuff, and it takes everything to the next level. Same goes for your pasta water. Plain water = fine pasta. Lots of kosher salt = amazing pasta with flavor in every bite no matter what you add to it (including in this crazy creamy crabby recipe).