Saturday, August 28, 2010

Crimini Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe



On our cruise this was a dish  I just couldn't wait to recreate and just one of many.  Since I am remodeling my kitchen, I had to make this at my sons house. There is nothing like cooking in your own kitchen, its really hard to get use to someones elses house. Everything is in a different place than I am use to.  The results were fantastic just the same. The mushrooms were  delicious in this fabulous creamy sauce,  just amazing, creamy alfredo with lots of mushrooms and the fettuccine pasta so tender. This is not a dieters dish. The little pink color in this dish was added tomato paste, which was a perfect addition to the color and taste of this dish. Served with plenty of long shreds on top of grating cheese, lots of garlic toast and antipasto salad will be a perfect meal! Enjoy!

1 pound crimini mushrooms, sliced
2 fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
1 large portobello mushrooms, sliced
2 clove  finely minced garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoon unsalted butter
3 tablespoons pecorino romano cheese grated in long shreds more for garnish
1 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
freshly ground pepper
12 ounces dry or (fresh preferred) fettuccine pasta

Cook the pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, saute mushrooms in butter for (around 5 minutes) add garlic after three minutes in olive oil over low heat. Mix in tomato paste, butter, heavy cream, cream cheese; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer while stirring until cream cheese has melted and mixture has thickened.
Drain pasta. Pour sauce over pasta, and toss with cheese to coat. Serve with freshly cracked black pepper and more grating cheese.
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20 comments:

Chef Chuck said...

I love mushrooms! This is a wonderful meal!!
Thank you:)

jelena said...

Beautiful dish, so creamy and tasteful! I hear that Mr Alfredo created this dish for his pregnant wife because she couldn't keep anything down in the first trimester. Thank you Mr Alfredo for giving the world such a beautiful dish!

Belinda @zomppa said...

I agree with you how difficult it can be to cook in someone else's kitchen. This looks awesome - bet it is better than the original!

Shelby said...

bound to be awesome with the mushrooms and cream sauce! lol Grumpy would eat it with no question about the calories!

Drick said...

love the different mushrooms in this... alfredo is always a favorite of mine, must be pregnant all the time......

Catherine said...

Ooh Claudia this looks fabulous!
Cheers~

lequan@luvtoeat said...

Oooh, fettucine Alfredo is my favorite type of pasta. I love hoe creamy your dish looks, and the different types of mushrooms you used. "This is not a sisters dish." lol. I love that! For me, the creamier the better, exactly like yours. Wonderful dish! Thank you for sharing.

Angie's Recipes said...

Looks so creamy and fresh!

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely flavours

alison said...

this is great,claudia,i love mushrooms and cream addition,a delicious meal!

Claudia said...

Love using a variety of mushrooms - and it pairs so well with the creamy cheese sauce. I could - almost leave out the pasta. Almost.

Pam said...

I love mushrooms and you have a great mix of them here! Your fettuccine dish looks delicious! I so agree with how difficult it is to cook in another kitchen!

Katherine said...

An old Italian family I used to live with had an amazing cook for their Don - his father had a restaurant in Brooklyn, so he grew up learning the trade. Anyway, he made homemade alfrado with anchovies....and it was the best alfredo sauce I've ever tasted. Have you ever heard of any other Italians doing that?

pegasuslegend said...

@chefchuck thanks
@jelena thanks
@belinda thanks
@shelby thanks
@drick thanks
@catherine thanks
@lequan thanks
@angie thanks
@torviewtoranto thanks
@alison thanks thanks
@claudia thanks
@pam thanks
@katherine never have had this with anchovies sounds like it would be very different was it salty?

Tokyo Terrace said...

Oh, that looks just amazing! I love making pasta dishes like this. And recreating something you've had somewhere special is even better. I spend most summers cooking in other people's kitchens. It is hard to do! Hope the remodel goes well!

Reeni said...

You did a great job of recreating it Claudia! It looks creamy and wonderful.

Kath said...

What a beautiful take on Fettuccine Alfredo. Love the addition of all of those mushrooms!

Foodessa said...

It's great that you started venturing out to share great dish memories from your cruise. Judging by the ingredients...I think you have succeeded ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Now that is some comfort food for sure!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

It's impossible to go wrong with pasta and mushrooms. This looks wonderful, even if you had to cook it in someone elses kitchen!