Monday, 12 December 2011

Pasta in Alfredo Sauce

Hello Whimsical Readers,

F~ Fancy some pasta but too lazy to leave home? Here's something for you, Pasta in Mushroom Alfredo Sauce. A simple, creamy dish with mushroom, lovely for a cold evening on the couch.

Pasta in Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients: Serves 4
375 grams Pasta
250 grams Mushroom (sliced)
1 Medium Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
2 Tsp Garlic (finely chopped)
2-3 Tbsp Cooking Oil
150ml Cream
Salt & Pepper (to taste)

1. Cook your Pasta in a pot of boiling water that has been added with a tsp of salt for flavour according to your pasta instructions. Once they're cooked, keep them warm aside for later. Don't forget to toss them well in some Olive Oil so that they don't stick to each other.

2. In a heated pan of Cooking Oil, throw in the Garlic and Onion and sweat them slightly before adding in the Mushroom.

3. The trick to get evenly browned Mushrooms are you need to have enough surface area in your pan because you want to have the Mushrooms spread out on the pan instead of piling them up. This also quickens the cooking process. This should take around 3-5 minutes or more depending on your flame control.

4. Proceed to turning your flame to a medium before adding in the Cream and then bringing it up to a slow boil. If you prefer your sauce to be more runny, you can opt to add and 1/2 cup of cold water mixed with 1-2 tsp of flour. This is make the sauce more liquid. You can also use this method if you find your sauce becoming to too thick.

5. Season it well with some Fresh Basil if not dried basil works well too. Not forgetting Salt & Pepper to taste.

6. Dish out the Mushroom Sauce onto the Paste and add a fresh Basil leaf for garnish. Serve hot.

And there you have it, simple great flavours. Enjoy~

Yours truly,
The Whimsical Buddies


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