Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Handmade Pasta with Asparagus Alfredo

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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.

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11 comments:

OhioMom said...

Pasta dishes with seasonal vegetables work out so well in the summer time, kudos on the homemade pasta!

Pam said...

Just once I need to make homemade pasta! That's beautiful!

Nancy Heller said...

This looks so delicious - I'm tempted to say "the heck with the Indians tickets" and stay home and make pasta tonight!

Jude said...

Need to start making homemade pasta again. There's just nothing like it.

Passionate About Baking said...

That is just so pretty...I love the fact that you've made your own pasta. YUM!!

Dragon said...

I love the photo of the pasta. Wow!

The CFT said...

Beautiful pics. And lovely tea talk too. I didn't grow up with milk in tea, but now I hardly drink the stuff without it.

Cakelaw said...

I have always been scared of making pasta at home, so I have double admiration for this lovely looking dish.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

How perfect is that pasta! Homemade pasta + lemon cream sauce = sounds like a match made in heaven! My tummy is wanting some of this.

cookinpanda said...

This sounds quite good. I love the idea of using an asapargus alfredo. And the bit of lemon I'm sure makes it even better!

maybelles parents said...

OhioMom, thanks.

Pam, once is never enough. After the first crack, you will do it over and over.

Nancy Heller, thanks.

Jude, there really isn’t.

Passionate About Baking, thanks. It is a breeze to make your own.

Dragon, thanks.

CFT, I have been reading endlessly about tea culture; it is fascinating.

Cakelaw, considering your cake for DB, homemade pasta should be a breeze.

Js, lets trade your Greek dinner for this…

cookinpanda, the lemon really made it for sure.