Monday, February 2, 2009

Alfredo Pasta with Chicken, Shrimp, Artichoke and Capers

This is from my Mother in law, who is a wonderful cook. It is now one of my top, top fav's.

1/4 cup butter
2 T flour
2 c. heavy cream
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 T white wine vinegar
1/2 t. pepper
3/4 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 c shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 lb Fettuccine pasta, cooked
cooked, sliced chicken, cooked shrimp, as many artichoke hearts as you like and about 2-3 T capers. 1 chopped, seeded tomato

Melt butter in large skillet. Stir in flour to make a roux. Stir in cream and simmer until thick. Turn off heat. Beat egg yolks and add some warm cream to them. Slowly pour into skillet (being careful not to scramble your eggs!). Add cheese and stir until melted and creamy. Season with vinegar, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add hot pasta, artichokes, capers, cooked shrimp and chicken. Mix together. You can use some of your pasta water to thin out sauce if needed. This also helps the sauce stick to the pasta. Top with 1 chopped, seeded tomato and parsley. Add of course... I always top with more cheese.

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