Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tasty Tuesday!

I wanted to share something that we've eaten recently that was tasty!  Last night, we had Fettucine Alfredo with Grilled chicken and broccoli.

There was only one recipe that I started with, it was Alfredo Sauce Recipe from Allrecipes.com. But I modified it. So first of all, we grilled chicken on our Griddler (It's awesome, totally better than the George Forman, which I never enjoyed cleaning or storing), then I boiled the pasta. While the pasta was boiling, I melted a half a stick of butter in a sauce pan and put in two cloves of chopped garlic. Once the butter was melted, I added a small container of heavy whipping cream. I continued to cook the butter, garlic and cream for about five minutes.  Then I added in a package of pre-shredded Parmesan, not the stuff in the can, but the kind that is with the pre-shredded cheeses.  I stirred it all up when it was as melted as it was gonna get, I added a bit of fresh ground nutmeg to it.  In the midst of all this, the broccoli was put into the microwave, the cooked chicken was sliced and it all came to the table.

Joel and I both really enjoyed it. Hannah has a thing for sauces and will only eat tomato sauce, and that's not a given.

Here are some things that I did not do according to the recipe and why.  The recipe says to put the garlic in with the cheese.  I did not do that because I don't like raw garlic and felt like it would not cook nearly long enough to get rid of the harshness that raw garlic has.  I am a firm believer that garlic should be cooked.  I did not add parsley to mine, because I did not like the smell of the bunch I had in the fridge from the week before.  Though it probably would have been a nice addition. Here's one more thing that I wouldn't do again, I used an artisinal blend that had Parmesan and another hard cheese mixed with it.  They did not melt the same, leaving it a bit lumpy, next time, I'll just use straight up Parmesan.

That's my tasty dish for the week! What have you made recently that was tasty?

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