Alfredo sauce

Pasta, Ital, Plate, Food, Spaghetti

Classic pasta sauces ought to be a part of every cook’s repertoire. Created with Skunk Removal Austin the simplest of components, they can be used again and again and never fail to satisfy the hungriest of diners.

Frequently the ingredients are ones you already have in your pantry, and, along with the help of a couple of key seasonal ingredients, you can easily create a meal in a matter of minutes that tastes so much better than anything you could buy in a jar.

One of the easiest and most lavish of sauces will take no longer than it takes to boil up a pot of pasta.

Italians have been eating a simple variation of pasta tossed with butter and cheese for hundreds of years, but it took a Roman restaurateur to make a legend which made the sauce famous around the world. Legend has it, when Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks dined at Alfredo’s in 1920, they loved the dish so much that they presented his with a gold fork that he displayed in his restaurant. When they returned home to Hollywood they took the dish with them, and it soon became fashionable in the United States.

The Alfredo sauce popular in america is richer and creamier than the one traditionally served up in Italy, and it is often complemented with additional ingredients such as chicken, broccoli or seafood. But the traditional dish is a luxury in it’s own right, and incredibly simple to make. As in most Italian cooking, it pays to use the freshest of ingredients.

To make Alfredo Sauce for four people, you first must melt 1/4 cup of butter on a low heat. When it’s melted, add one cup of cream, and let it simmer on low heat for five minutes. Be careful to not let it boil, as the cream may separate.

Then add 1-2 tsp of crushed garlic, (depending on your tastebuds) and 1 1/2 cups of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, a bit at a time. It pays to use the new cheese, as the prepackaged cheese doesn’t melt smoothly (Ask your deli to finely grate it for you). Whisk this sauce quickly to make sure it all melts together easily. Last, add 1/4 cup of parsley, and stir to combine.

Lastly, stir the Alfredo sauce through some al dente fettuccini, and you have a dish fit for Hollywood royalty! If you wish to mix it up a bit, stir some pan-fried chicken pieces into the sauce, or perhaps boil some broccoli florets in with the pasta for the last four minutes of cooking time, and then drain the pasta into a colander before stirring throughout the sauce. Buon appetito!

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