FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH SAFFRON

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Fettuccine  means “little ribbons” in Italian. Fettuccine is a type of pasta popular in Roman and Tuscan cuisine. It is a flat thick pasta made of egg and flour (usually one egg for every 100 g of flour), wider than but similar to the tagliatelle typical of Bologna.

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Fettuccine Alfredo or fettuccine al burro is a pasta dish made from fettuccini tossed with Parmesan cheese and butter. As the cheese melts, it emulsifies the liquids to form a smooth and rich sauce coating on the pasta. Adding saffron and heavy cream is going to make it even creamier and colorful.

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Its simplicity makes it the perfect dish for weekdays and/or for busy weekends. If you have to prepare a delicious pasta in less than 10-15 minutes this is your to go recipe. you can also add bacon or speck for flavorful result.

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For example, if you spend a whole morning preparing a succulents roasted chicken, delicious Italian TIRAMISU and the perfect salad. Now it is already lunch time Fettuccine Alfredo with saffron will save the day.

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Ingredients

  • 30grams( 1/8 cup) butter
  • 200ml ( 3/4 cup) heavy cream
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chopped chives

Pasta

  • 400grams dry fettuccini pasta
  • Salted boiling water

procedure

  1. In a big non stick saucepan melt the butter, add the heavy cream and stir.
  2. After a minute add the saffron and let it dissolve completely.
  3. In the mean time cook the pasta which probably will take 5-6 minutes.
  4. Now add the Parmesan cheese and make a velvety cream.
  5. when the pasta is al dente drain and mix directly with the sauce.
  6. Incorporate well and serve immediately with chopped chives on top. ENJOY.