Thursday, 23 June 2011

My Simple Pasta Alfredo

I'm browsing over my black book, which contains old recipes I had experimented on since, hhhmmmm it says here, 2005 (oh that's the year when I joined Puratos :-))

I seldom cook before.  I only cook during special occassions - birthdays, christmas, & new years, the usual occassions. And I only cook for special people in my life.  Pasta dishes is my favorite to experiment on.  Pasta for me is like a rice.  It's very versatile.  It combines and blends well with any ingredients, well, that's how I find it.  Just that, compared to rice, pasta makes a more luscious, glamorous and more sophisticated dish :-)

That's basically it.  Just want to share with you a very simple yet rich, creamy, and cheesy Pasta Alfredo recipe of mine which I made some years back.

Ingredients:

Spaghettie or any pasta noodles - 400 to 500 g.

Bacon Strips - 250 g.

Mushroom slices - 1 tall can

Ingredients for the Alfredo Sauce

Garlic, finely chopped - 10 cloves

Dari Cream – 100 grams

Carnation Evaporated milk – 1  tall can   

Water - 1/2 cup            

Nestle Cream – 250 ml

Kraft Eden cheese - 250 g.

Kraft Parmesan cheese, grated – 100 grams

Knor Chicken Cube - 1 pc.

Nutmeg and Pepper to taste

Cooking Procedure:

1) Cooked pasta noodles as directed on it's label.

2) Cut the bacon into pieces and fry until crips.  Take out from the oil and set aside.



For the sauce:

3)  In a low fire, melt Dari cream then saute garlic.  Add the mushroom and let simmer for a few minutes.

4) Pour the evaporated milk and water. Stir.  Add the chicken cube, nutmeg and pepper and stir until everything is dissolved.

5) Add the cream, eden cheese, and parmesan and stir until the mixture is homogenous.  If mixture is too thick, add 1/4 cup of water or more.  If the sauce is a bit watery, dissolve 1 tbsp of cornstarch in a little amount of cold water and add it into the mixture.

6)  Pour sauce on the cooked pasta and top with the crispy bacon.

Serve and eat with gusto.  I'd be making  pasta alfredo soon when Frederick is here.  I just need to figure out what ingredients to use to make it healthier :-) yet still delicious and of course healthy on my pocket.

- foodformylove(22June2011)

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