Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fettuccini Alfredo with Prosciutto and Peas

What to make when you are coming in from a long overly scheduled day. You want nothing more than to sit down and relax...but supper is on the minds of everyone. This is the perfect dish, so simple and easy to make and it has all the food groups in it. You can modify it to your taste. This is a recipe that my mom and I often cook for our own families.

• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 shallots, minced
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1 cup heavy cream
• Salt and freshly ground pepper
• 1/4 pound prosciutto, julienned
• 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
• 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish
• 1 pound fresh fettuccini

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute for a couple minutes or until tender. Add cream and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add prosciutto and peas and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle cheese over top and stir to melt and combine. Cook until heated through.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, add fettuccini and cook until al dente (just a couple minutes for fresh pasta.) Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Add the reserved pasta water and drained fettucini to skillet. Toss to combine pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve, garnished with extra cheese.

Foodie Friday, hosted my Michael Lee of Designs by Gollum. You can see more participants, as well as Michael's delicious dish by clicking here.


ButterYum said...

Yummo - I could eat half of this dish myself... maybe the whole thing!

Happy FF


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Nice and easy, sounds great! Lovin' your bowl too:@)

4thelove! said...

I need to try this...or better yet you should make this again for Bratina Cantina and I'll try it over there!