Day 6: Jenny and Forrest’s Fettuccine

6 12 2009

Peas and Carrots Fettuccine

Trasnsparently thin from scratch fettuccine noodles

 “Me and Jenny goes together like peas and carrots”- Forrest Gump

( Listen to Forrest->) peascarrots

And this dish goes together like Bubba and Shrimps. The dish is easy to prepare, does not take much time and is incredibly delicious. Use the Basic Pasta Dough Recipe (see sidebar)

  • Basic Pasta Dough
  • 1 tbsp finely minced shallot
  • 1/3 cup sliced carrot
  • 2/3 cup peas

Take the basic pasta dough recipe and let it rest for at least an hour or overnight coated lightly with olive oil and wrapped in plastic wrap. Divide the dough into four even pieces. Roll the dough out thinly by hand or run it through a pasta machine. Cut the noodles by hand or run them through the cutter attachment on the pasta machine and hang to dry. Heat the carrots and peas in a pan with the shallot. When ready to serve, add the pasta noodles to a pan of boiling, salted water to which you have added a dash of olive oil. The pasta will cook very quickly, within a few minutes. Remove, drain and toss with the peas and carrots. Top with Alfredo sauce (recipe follows) and some additional cheese and garnish if desired. Serve with some warm bread.

Fettuccine hanging to dry

Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cups cups milk
  • ½ cup cream
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (finely ground)
  • Salt
  • White pepper

In a medium saucepan over medium heat the butter and flour together while whisking. When you have a soft white paste (or blond roux) add the milk and cream. Continue to heat until the sauce starts to thicken (about 10 minutes). Remove from the heat, whisk in the cheese and season with salt and white pepper.

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