Saturday, April 11, 2009

fettucini alfredo

The original dish consists simply of butter and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Rich and creamy, this pasta dish is delicious, there are many variations to this recipe. Why not add pancetta, chicken, fresh asparagus or even mushrooms.
the better the pasta and cheese the better the result, as simple as this recipe is you won't Taste better.

what you need
500gr (1lb) Fresh Fettuccine
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Chicken stock
1 Egg Yolk
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Sea Salt
Cracked Black Pepper
Additional Grated parmesan To Serve

pancetta or streaky bacon)
field mushrooms

what to do
Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta. Remove 1/4 cup of the cream to a separate bowl and wisk the egg yolk into it. In a saucepan, heat the remaining cream and chicken stock . (if adding options, sautee first then add cream)
Cook the pasta al dente.
Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Stir the butter into the pasta until melted and the butter covers each strand of pasta. Wisk a little of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk, mix well, and then pour the egg yolk mixture over the pasta.

Add the grated cheese, and a dash of sea salt to taste. Divide the pasta into four separate dishes and top with cracked black pepper and offer additional parmesan cheese.

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