Easy Fettuccine Recipe2012-06-02
- 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!
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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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