Easy Fettuccine Recipe

2012-06-02
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m

Easy fettuccine recipe. Cooked Italian fettuccine with asparagus and Parmesan cheese.Very simple and tasty!

Ingredients

  • 6 asparagus spears
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 oz (300 g) fresh fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Method

Step 1

Cut off the tough stem ends of each asparagus spear. Cut each spear diagonally into 1-inch lengths. There should be about 1 1/2 cups. Rinse well and drain.

Step 2

Bring 3 cups water to a boil and add the salt. Add the asparagus and when the water returns to a boil,cook about 2 min. Drain,reserving 2 tablespoons cooking liquid.

Step 3

Drop the fettuccine into boiling salted water. Cook 2 to 2 1/2 min or to desired degree of doneness. Cooking time is about 2 -3 min for fresh paste. Drain.

Step 4

Heat the butter in the pot in which the pasta was cooked. Add the asparagus and fettuccine. Add salt,pepper,and nutmeg. Add the reserved 2 tablespoons cooking liquid and basil. Toss to blend. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.

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