Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ooooooohhh...Alfie!!!


Okay, maybe you were thinking more along the lines of Alfie, the British womanizer/limousine driver in NY who spends his time having one night stands.

This dish is even more divine than Jude Law (Alfie 2004) and Michael Caine (in the original 'Alfie' in 1966) put together.




I'm talkin' Fettuccine Alfredo here.

You will need:
*1 cup heavy cream (I don't have heavy cream in our house, so I substitute it with milk)
*4 Tbsp. butter
*4 Tbsp. flour (to thicken)
*1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
*1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese (or any other Italian cheese. We just always have Mozzarella in the fridge, so this is what I use)
*4 cloves of garlic, crushed (I love garlic, so I usually put quite a bit of it)
*1/4 cup white wine
*1 cup chicken broth
*parsley, a handful (chopped)
*black pepper to taste (the original recipe calls for salt too, but with the broth and the cheeses, I find it's already salty enough)

First, melt the butter in a saucepan and add the flour. Stir constantly for a few minutes to make sure the butter and flour mixture is creamy. Next, add your cream (or milk) and broth. Blend well. Add all your other ingredients and keep stirring until the cheese has melted and you've got a really creamy, smooth sauce. Serve on top of fettuccine noodles with cooked chicken or shrimp. This dish goes well with a fresh spinach salad. This recipe can be easily modified to suit vegetarians as well. Just omit the chicken and shrimp...and use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.

Confessions:
1. In case you hadn't noticed, this is not the most figure friendly dish, but it tastes sooooooooooooo good! This is why I only make it once in a blue moon!

2. I guess you saw from the photo, those weren't fettuccine noodles! I didn't have any in the house at the time, but the sauce went well with the spaghettini noodles!

9 comments:

Uncivil said...

That explains why the picture looked so yummy....spaghetti noodles!

t said...

Lookin' good! I'm going to try this recipe! I always thought alfredo sauce was hard to make so I never made it! I always order it when we're out though! Thanks for sharing Chris!

t said...

p.s. what's the difference between spaghetti and spaghettini noodles?

C said...

Uncivil:
Tee hee! Sometimes you've just gotta improvise!

T:
Thanks! Yeah, you definitely should try it! It's super easy to make and it is sooooooooooo good! It's not the kind of thing you can eat all the time though. It's pretty rich and cheesy. Only make it for special occasions! LOL!

The difference between spaghetti and spaghettini noodles is that spaghettini is a thinner version of spaghetti. Spago means "twine" in Italian. Spaghetto means little twine and spaghetti is plural. Spaghettini means "thin twine".

Don't think I'm smart or anything! LOL! You can check out a list of pasta here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_pasta

C said...

PS. Okay, perhaps I am just a little bit of a nerd! LOL!!!

japanmanpete said...

Blimey! Why do we Brit blokes always get depicted as such bloody wankers in films? Stereotyping, do you agree?

-Pete

Curiosity.Killer said...

Ok - I think Jude Law and Michael Caine were perfectly casted in the role of Alfie - and I think they're both equally smoking hot for their times...

(wiping away drool)

hotmommy said...

Yummo! I'm lovin' all three Alfies! You're making the Alfredo fettucine when we come over rright?

HAppy Hallowe'en!

Karen MEG said...

Yum, yum, and yum (all three for the noodles!) I wuv Alfredo sauce. This one I'll have to try for sure! Of course, I'll have to get to the gym everyday after that, but it looks like it will be well worth it LOL!

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