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Fetuccine with Broccoli and Mushrooms



Variations to this Dish

This is such a simple dish and so many variations that will take you from low fat to rich fat flavors.

In this version we use some marscopone, butter and parmesan cheese to richen up the dish...

For a low fat version you can use a lightened version caulifower puree for a sauce.

Notes on Dried Pasta

We are seeing some wonderful imported dried egg fetinccine from Italy... Eataly in Manhattan has wonderful selections...

For the Fetuccine Pasta (for 6)

4 whole eggs plus 2 yolk
4 cups 00 flour
1 tsp olive oil
corn meal for dusting

Making the Pasta

Put the flour in a large bowl or on a flat surface. Make a mound and form a hole in the center of the flour. Add the ingredients to the center of the whole. Blend the egg yolk into the flour by moving in a circular path until the flour has incorporated all the egg and a dry pasty texture is achieved. Scrape all the mixture onto a dry board. Using a dough scraper slowly start to knead the pastry. Add more flour as needed. Continue to knead for another 3 minutes, remembering to dust your board with flour when necessary. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and set aside for 20 minutes at room temperature.

Cut your ball in four equal portions and begin to roll the dough out through a pasta maker till the next to the smallest setting is achieved. Feed each sheet through a fettuccine cutting attachment made for your pasta machine. You can also, dust the dough after rolling out with flour, roll it into a cigar cylinder and cut with a sharp knife into ribbons about 1/4 inch width. Fluff the pasta out and let dry on paper towels.

Cook the pasta for 3 minutes in boiling water. Remove from the water.

For the Vegetables

Slice mushrooms and saute in olive, set on paper towels till ready to assemble.

Boil broccoli florets for 5 minutes in salted water. Refresh in cold water.

Preparing the Dish

Add (optional some butter and marscopone to the pasta). Mix in the broccoli and mushrooms and sprikle on some parmesan cheese.


See also Fetuccine Alfredo recipe

Wine Pairing:

Chardonnay, Dolcetto, Pinot Noir,

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