77GREATFOOD Recipes BEST FETTUCCINE IN CREAM, TOMATO & BASIL SAUCE

BEST FETTUCCINE IN CREAM, TOMATO & BASIL SAUCE


Prep Time: 40 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4-6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cup heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper (about 7 grinds on a mill)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced or pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pound fettuccine or linguini
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh parsley
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cut each tomato into slices (do not peel). With your fingers, remove seeds and discard. Dice the remaining tomato slice. Place the tomatoes in a sieve over a bowl, sprinkle with salt and let drain for at least 30 minutes. (This step can be done well ahead of time.)
  2. In a large saucepan, bring some salted water to a boil.
  3. While the pasta water is heating up – in a large cast-iron skillet, heat the butter and sprinkle with flour. Add the cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly and let simmer until the cream is reduced by about 1/3rd or until it coats the back of spoon dipped into the mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Then add garlic and basil and set aside …

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