RIDICULOUSLY EASY Quick-fix fettucine alfredo
Each month, Good Food legend Orlando Murrin shares a quick-fix recipe that delivers impressive results
f you’re the sort of cook who occasionally hankers for a deeply comforting blow-out of cheese, cream and pasta, then this sumptuous dish from Rome is for you. It’s devastatingly simple and utterly satisfying: just the thing for a Saturday evening à deux as the evenings close in.
Italians, and fans of authentic Italian cuisine, may raise a sculpted eyebrow when they observe that my recipe involves clotted cream. This is in fact an ingenious shortcut; the only other way to achieve the required hit of intense creaminess is to simmer double cream until reduced, which takes longer and doesn’t taste as good.
This dish is so full-on that it requires nothing more than a simple green salad to accompany it. If you’re feeling particularly self-indulgent, you can divide this into two servings, but it will stretch to three. If you’re entertaining friends, this recipe can be easily multiplied, too.