Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp

My mother in law gave me a pasta machine a few months ago but I have not used it till now. I have been wanting to use it but I always thought of it when I didn't have the time. Well I had last Wed off and the wife was out of the house at her painting class. I had the house to myself and the machine started calling my name. Actually it was pretty easy and it made a good bit. Now to find the perfect recipe for it. Giada came to the rescue. I have her book Every Day Italian and page 114 had a recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo. In her words this dish called for fresh pasta as dried could not stand up to the creamy rich ingredients. Of course we did add shrimp. Yummmmm A good bread and salad completed this as it is so rich.
Wife really liked the lemon flavor I felt it may have been a little much so if you don't like it real lemon tasting cut back on it a little.
1 ½ cups heavy cream
¼ cup fresh lemon juice( about one lemon)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 to 2 teaspoons fresh grated lemon zest
pinch of grated nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
9 oz fresh fettuccine
1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese (we love this stuff)
¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
In a large heavy skillet stir in 1 cup of cream and the lemon juice to blend.
Add butter and cook over medium heat stirring occasionally, just until the butter melt about 3 minutes.
We add the shrimp here.
Stir in the lemon zest and nutmeg. Remove from heat.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally about 4 minutes. Drain Add to the skillet of cream with the remaining ½ cup of cream, cheese salt and pepper. Toss over low heat until sauce thickens about 1 minute, add more salt and pepper if needed. ( We also added a little red pepper just because we like it)Serve immediately


Deanna said...

My son and I just took a pasta making class at Viking and we loved it. Fresh pasta is so delicious and your pile of fettucine looks beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Looks good dude.