Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Handmade Pasta with Asparagus Alfredo
Oh, aren't those noodles lovely? Look at them just sitting there, teasing like. Semolina formed into tooth-pleasing strands all gathered up and waiting. Waiting for that pot of water (oiled or not.) Waiting for that sauce or no sauce.
With this one, we went with Asparagus Alfredo. When first proposed, the combo seemed so cruel, summer greeness hidden in a thick white. But, we decided to trust the Hazan clan, specifically Guiliano Hazan and his Fettuccine al Prosciutto e Asapargi, though we did not use the proscuitto, because unlike The Cage Free Tomato we don't have a volume of proscut sitting in our freezer. (Sad to be us...) We added a bit of lemon rind and turned out a dish that was a combination of rich decadence and light brightness (all without being schizophrenic).
The resulting Asparagus and Homemade Fettuccini in Lemon Cream sauce is our entry Pasta Presto this week Ruth of Once Upon a Feast for another round of Presto Pasta Nights.
Labels: Ethnic Cuisine: Italian Food