Yay! Asparagus season is officially upon us! I love asparagus and happen to think it goes just wonderfully with cheese. Exhibit A: Grilled Cheese with Asparagus and Preserved Lemons. Exhibit B: Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus.
Fettuccine Alfredo with Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus
2/3 lb fettuccine
2 T butter
1 cup cream
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 cups parmesan, grated
salt and pepper
Put a large pot of salted water to boil. Slice the asparagus into one inch slices. In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the cream, butter and garlic. Once simmering, whisk in the parmesan. Season well with salt and pepper.
Add the pasta to the boiling water. After the pasta has cooked for 10 minutes, add the asparagus to the boiling water. Cook another 2 – 3 minutes and drain. Pour the sauce over the hot pasta. Toss and enjoy!
This is a real crowd pleaser and super easy to make, plus the asparagus addition makes it seem slightly less indulgent. Just do it. Your friends and lovers will be thrilled. And there’s few things better than being happy and full.