Friday, January 20, 2012

Garlic Fettuccine Alfredo

Robert from the Ricketville Garlic Farm (awesome website, with lots of info about garlic) just sent this recipe. It's been posted on their Garlic Blog and sounds so delicious. Enjoy!

Garnish with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Yield: 8 servings
  • 1 1/2 cups nonfat evaporated milk
  • 1 medium size bulb of garlic, or 12 cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound dry fettuccine pasta

1. Combine 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk and garlic cloves in a pan, heat and simmer until garlic is soft (about 15-20 minutes). Milk will reduce a little.
2. In a blender, puree milk and garlic mixture with cream cheese until smooth.
3. Return mixture to pan and add 1/2 cup nonfat milk and cornstarch. Heat to simmer. Sauce will thicken slightly. Add 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.
4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss sauce with cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper and serve with parsley sprinkled on top. Serve remaining parmesan cheese separately.
If anyone can get a picture of this send it my way, I'd love to publish it!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ajoblanco gazpacho soup

I just discovered a new TV shows that seems amazing. It's called Diary of a Foodie on PBS right after Rick Bayless's show on Saturdays.Today they were traveling around Spain and showed a dished that I had never heard of, it's called ajoblanco, basically a cold almond and garlic soup.
I looked up the recipe and it seems to be very easy, just almonds, garlic and olive oil all in the blender. Here is a link to a recipe that sounds awesome.
I will be making it soon, taking pictures and blogging the recipe. For now, let me know if you've had it and what you thik of it.