Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Resepi Pasta Alfredo with beef & broccoli (my mixed & match style) -atas permintaan Liasari
-hope you'll enjoy it too..

300g beef, sliced thinly across the grain
1 tbsp oil
20g butter
1-2 cloves of garlic, crushed and minced finely
300g broccoli, sliced
1 cup of thin cream (I use low fat)
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese ( I substitute it with ricotta cheese cos it's a bit expensive. You can also substitute it with softened cream cheese mixed with thick cream or just sour cream)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese ( you can use less if you don't like it)
1 tomato, cut into wedges
salt & pepper secukup rasa
350g of pasta ( you can use any type or shape)
extra grated parmesan and shredded basil leaves (optional)

Heat a pan with the oil. Saute the beef until it's changed in colour and cooked. Take beef out of the pan and keep aside. On medium heat, put butter in the same pan until melted. Then add garlic and broccoli until broccoli slightly wilted.
Reduce the heat to low and stir the cream, mascarpone cheese or the substitute and simmer for about 5-10 mins until slightly thickened. Then add the parmesan cheese and beef back to the pan and cook for a further 2 mins. Season with salt and pepper. Add tomato and turn off the heat.
Cook pasta following the packet directions until tender. Drain and return to the pot. Pour the cream sauce onto the pasta and mix well until pasta is well coated.
Serve with grated parmesan and shredded basil leaves.

Basically, the main ingredients are the cream and parmesan cheese. The rest you can add whatever you like and substitute with whatever you have in your fridge. You can replace the beef with chicken or even canned tuna (but I don't like tuna that much!). The broccoli can be replaced with carrots..cauliflower maybe (tak pernah cuba). Just add whatever you like and see if you like it or not.

1 comment:

JieJ said...

I will try this...sangat menyelerakan..heheh