Thursday, January 29, 2009
My husband and I just love Alfredo sauce, so I tend to make it quite a bit! I started with this recipe but over time it has really evolved to suit mine and my husband's tastes. I love the way this Alfredo comes out every time, and I just realized I never made a post dedicated to it! So here is my favorite recipe, I hope you enjoy!
Adapted from Tyler Florence
2 cups milk (I usually use a combo of 1 cup fat free half and half and 1 cup skim)
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 shallot, minced
2 small or medium garlic cloves, minced
3 tsp all purpose flour
Heat milk in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add butter and whisk occasionally until all of the butter has melted. When the butter has melted, whisk in flour, shallot and garlic and let it sit at a very low simmer (make sure it doesn't really boil) for aprox. 3-5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Whisk in cheese and add salt, pepper and nutmeg to taste. Continue to let the sauce simmer very slightly until it is at the consistency you want. Great with fresh pasta. Garnish pasta with chives or green onions, if desired!