Friday, June 10, 2011

Types Alfredo

Today I would like rambling about my favorite Italian dish (as of right now), Alfredo. When I think of this dish, the first thing that comes to mind is "Which way are we going to make it?" Clearly, there is much way to go about preparing this pasta. Whether it is classic Fettuccine Alfredo, Shrimp Alfredo, Chicken Alfredo or (one I was not aware of) Sausage Tomato Fettuccine, it can be done. 

Fettuccine Alfredo

The most interesting aspect about this dish is, its quick and easy. However, Alfredo gives a formal feel, ultimately an easy dish that looks difficult to make. With the specific recipe from "Simply Recipes" they incorporate nutmeg. On the contrary, I've never used it; furthermore, I believe I would like to try it. Different is fun and Why NOT!

Shrimp or Chicken Alfredo

A regular in my house is Chicken Alfredo, why I might add; broccoli is included normally for my cooking. In contrast, I've never added the broccoli to the Shrimp Alfredo, like that in the recipe for " Simple Recipes".  Furthermore, chicken is so commonly used by me, as a result shrimp is a great substitute to give a different look and flavor to the dish. 

Sausage Tomato Fettuccine

 Now to my new venture, the Sausage Tomato Fettuccine, which I've never heard of. Basically this recipe is saying to use a pound of Italian sausage, Parmesan cheese, and 2 large garlic cloves as the bases of the dish. Accordingly this will draw me to the plate if nothing else with.

Admittedly, Alfredo can be done many way, like that of other dishes. As I state constantly, cooking is about putting your own flavor into the dish, that’s what makes every dish unique. By extension, this website "Simple Recipe" has some great idea for quick and easy meals. I definitely suggest trying one sometime.


  1. I love alfredo pasta too! The sausage tomato fettuccine recipe sounds really interesting. I have never considered mixing sausage and alfredo before but I would probably very delicious! I tried to make my own homemade alfredo sauce a few weeks ago. I used milk, butter, mexican parmesan cheese, and spices and it turned out pretty well! I mixed the sauce with chopped grilled chicken, fettuccine noodles and just a splash of lime juice (one of my cooking staples). I really like how you attached pictures of each dish in your discussion. It can be difficult to imagine how a dish would look and sometimes pictures can cause someone to want to use a recipe more than the actual ingredients!

  2. Alfredo is a type of dish? I didn't realize that. I thought it was the pasta that was called fettuccine. I also thought that alfredo was a cream based sauce. I too had never heard of sausage tomato fettuccine. It sounds good though. By the way I love the pictures of that delicious looking food.

  3. I am not a great cook by any means, but Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorite things to cook. It is simple to make, but when i finish preparing it i get a bigger sense of satisfaction, like i have accomplished some thing big. I think that plays on the formal feel idea you incorporated in your post.