Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
I love Christmas so much. Right around this time every summer I try to tide myself over until next Christmas by watching some of my favorite Christmas movies. There is one romantic comedy Christmas movie called The Holiday that is a bit of a guilty pleasure. It's not a particularly great movie, it doesn't have beautiful Christmas decorations, but there is something about it that keeps it landing on my yearly viewing list just the same.
In one of the scenes Jack Black is going to cheer up Kate Winslet's character by making her Christmas Fettuccine. I did some googling and just as I suspected, Christmas Fettuccine isn't a hidden holiday tradition. I like to think the characters are like me and just happened to whip up some Fettuccine Alfredo because they happen to almost always have the ingredient for Fettuccine on hand at all times.
There are some schools of thought that say cream has absolutely no place in Alfredo sauce. I happen to disagree with this school of thought because cream is delicious. I suppose my standard just says Alfred sauce isn't allowed to come out of a can or be served from a vat.
Anyway, happy Christmas in July. Enjoy:
1 lb Dried Fettuccine Noodles
Salt (for pasta water)
1 stick Butter
1/2 cup Heavy Cream
1/2 cup Parmesan (shredded)
Italian Parsley (chopped)
1. In a large pot, heat lightly salted water over high heat until boiling.
2. Cook fettuccine noodles according to package directions.
3. In a sauce pan heat butter until melted, add heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese until all melted. Salt and Pepper to taste.
4. Drain pasta, (reserve some pasta water) Add pasta to sauce and stir until coated. Add pasta water a little at a time until sauce is at desired thickness.
5. Serve immediately and garnish with parsley and additional Parmesan.