Monday, March 21, 2011

Lemon Alfredo


For Sunday steak night I changed up the side dishes instead of making a potato or vegetable I had some home made pasta to use up so I tried a quick and easy recipe from the Food Network magazine.


Lemon-Pepper Fettuccine
(Adapted from Food Network Magazine)

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Kosher salt
12 ounces fettuccine
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 large shallot, minced
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 large egg yolk
1 to 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1/3 cup grated pecorino cheese, plus more for garnish
Freshly ground pepper
Crusty bread, for serving (optional)

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook as the label directs. Drain, reserving about 1/2 cup cooking water.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes.


Whisk the cream, egg yolk and lemon zest in a bowl.


Reduce the heat to low and add the cream mixture and cheese to the skillet.


Cook, whisking, until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and 2 to 3 teaspoons pepper.

Add the pasta to the skillet and toss, adding enough of the reserved cooking water to loosen the sauce.


Divide among bowls and garnish with more pecorino. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.



  1. That has all the everything in it that I really like. LEMON is my favorite. I have to make myself not sit down and eat a whole one with salt on it....

  2. Sounds delicious! I, too, love lemon and will definitely try making this recipe! YUM!