Real Fettuccine Alfredo

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(Source) http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/07/fettuccine-alfredo/

So I have an obsession with Alfredo Sauces… It is something that I can never get enough of and although I am all for indulging… over indulging in this recipe is not recommended unless your ultimate goal is to go up say two – three dress sized! ::Gasp::

Don’t let that deter you from trying this little gem of a recipe out though, it is one of the best ways to make a real authentic Alfredo which I came across it on The Pioneer Woman’s website… but like my mother always says, moderation is the key!

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Ingredients

1 Lb Fettuccine; cooked (reserve 1 cup of the hot pasta water)

1 Stick of Butter; Salted

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream (not milk or Half & Half)

2 Cups Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Cloves Garlic; minced

Nutmeg; a pinch

Chopped Fresh Parsley; for garnish

Anything else you want to serve on top (I did one plate broccoli and another with garlic lemon shrimp)

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So this is by far the simplest recipe and its one that you add the warm cream mixture to a bowl with the cheese then stir in the fettuccine so if you are entertaining a crowd… pfffft blow them away by mixing it all together at the table!

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Melt butter over medium heat.

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Add garlic and saute until tender (about 2 minutes)

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Once the garlic is all happy and translucent, stir in the heavy cream slowly while whisking.

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Season with salt and pepper…DSCF8574

Followed with nutmeg.

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Allow the butter-cream mixture to simmer for a few minutes.

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And dont forget to reserve 1 cup of pasta water to thin out the Alfredo if needed later!

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So this is what the butter-cream sauce will look like after a couple of minutes…

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Remove it from the stove and set up shop with the sauce, a large serving bowl, and the Parmesan.

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Pour 1/2 of the Parmesan cheese into the serving bowl…

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Then pour your butter-cream sauce over the cheese.

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*DON’T STIR* Let it just marinate like that for a few minutes!

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Pour your drained pasta on top of the cream-parmesan loveliness and gently toss with a pair of tongs.

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If you find that the sauce is too thick, no fear, just pour in a bit of the pasta water at a time!!!

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Top with remaining Parmesan cheese and serve with whatever you majestical heart desires!

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