Last night was fettuccine alfredo night. I typically like eating pasta dishes when I go out to eat, but I am not a huge fan of eating pasta while I am at home. Since my awesome cooking has kept us eating at home since we moved, I thought it was time to make some sort of authentic pasta dish. Fettuccine Alfredo is incredibly easy to make, so if you're ever in a pinch you should consider this dish!! I paired the dish wish cheddar biscuits. I don't know if any of you have ever eaten the cheddar biscuits at that national sea food restaurant that rhymes with Led Robster, but if you have you MUST try my recipe for biscuits because it is so much better!! [or at least I think so].
First, lets start with the Fettuccine. Here's what you will need:
- 16 ounces fresh fettuccine
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice - [I would scale this back some the next time I make it.... it's a little overbearing!!]
- 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups grated Parmesan
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, stirring occasionally for the amount of time called for on the package. Drain
- Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend
- Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes
- If the sauce becomes to thick pour the remaining 1/2 cream into the mixture and allow to thicken slightly, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat
- 4 cups baking mix
- 4 to 5 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 1/3 cups water
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a mixing bowl, combing the baking mix, cheese and water. Mix until dough is firm. Using a small scoop, place the dough on the prepared pan
- Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown
- Meanwhile, melt the butter and stir in the combination of garlic powder, salt and onion powder.
- Brush over baked biscuits immediately upon removing from ovem
Until next time, happy cooking! :)