Oct 30, 2009

Jack’s Recipe for Pasta in Alfredo Sauce:

Here is another easy to prepare Italian Pasta Dish.
One of my favorites …

I Box of Fettuccini Pasta
1/4 cup butter or margin (I personally use Country Crock all natural original)
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon of crushed garlic
1/2 cup grated Parmesan / Romano Cheese (I buy it all ready to use)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon Fresh Ground Black Pepper
1/2 teaspoon of crushed red peppers (spice section of grocery store)
1 teaspoon of Dry Oregano (spice section of grocery store)
Olive Oil
table salt

Cooking Items and Utensils:
1 large metal cooking spoon
1 Measuring Cup
1 Whisk
1 Paring Knife
Diner plates and forks
Large Pasta Strainer
1 Medium sauce pan
1 Large 5-Quart Pot with lid (any pot will do) (I personally like to use a cast iron pot with a glass lid, things usually don’t stick to these, remember to treat them periodically).

Preparation Directions:
Peel and finely chop Garlic Gloves (enough for 1 full heaping Tablespoon)
Chop Parsley (about 1/4 cup)

Cooking Directions:
Step # 1: Cook Pasta
In 5-Quart Pot, fill with approximately 2/3 water
Cover with lid, heat on ‘High Heat’
While heating, remove Fettuccini Pasta from package, break in half, place on a clean dry diner plate.
When water comes to a boil, add approximately 2 tablespoons of oil, and
1 tablespoon of regular table salt
Pour in Pasta, stir.
Follow instructions for Pasta cooking times.
Do NOT overcook.
Pour and Drain into strainer, do not wash with cold water, lightly stir and let sit.
Drizzle some Olive Oil over pasta and stir, this stops the pasta from sticking together.
Immediately Wipe out Pot, you will use this again.

Step # 2: Cooking the Sauce
When Pasta is about half way done, start the sauce.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat.
Add cream turn heat to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
Caution: never spill any type of milk product on stove or burners.
Then add garlic, and Parmesan / Romano Cheese, and whisk quickly, heating thoroughly.
Stir in parsley, red pepper flakes, and fresh ground black pepper.

Step # 3: Combining Pasta and Sauce
Heat large pot again on low heat.
Pour pasta back into large 5-quart pot.
Immediately pour sauce over pasta, stir thoroughly.
Immediately remove and serve.

Makes 4 servings
Dip out serving onto plate or into a bowl
If desired, Add more grated Parmesan / Romano Cheese

For you Hungry Man Types:
Serve with a fresh garden side salad
Serve with a Red Diner Wine or Ice Cold Beer
Also goes well with Garlic Bread

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