A quick, delicious pasta!

by Michelle on April 30, 2008

I had a taste for pasta last night and just happened to have some fresh basil. I decided to use what I had on hand and mixed up the following and it was so good!

Fettuccine in Basil Anchovy Cream
Recipe developed in the kitchen of Big-Black-Dog

1 lb fettuccine
3-4 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (canned, drained whole plum tomatoes is fine)
3 TBLEVOO
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp anchovy paste
1/2 c. dry white wine
1 c. fresh basil leaves, minced
1/2 c. heavy cream
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Heat the oil in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Gently saute the garlic until each clove is golden brown. Remove garlic cloves and on a cutting board mash cloves with a fork and mix with anchovy paste.

Return mashed garlic/anchovy paste to the warm EVOO and heat for a minute, then add the tomatoes and break up with a fork, add wine and basil. Simmer 5-10 minutes or until the sauce has thickened a bit.

Add the heavy cream and pepper and simmer another 2-3 minutes.

In a large kettle, cook the fettuccine in boiling salted water according to pkg directions. Add the sauce to the hot fettuccine, toss & serve immediately on warm plates. Garnish with fresh basil leaves & serve w/freshly grated Parmesan.

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Comments

  • OhioMom April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Looks good Michelle ! I haven’t tried the anchovy paste, will have to pick some up.

  • Lucy..♥ April 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    WOW ! that sounds so good & right up my alley!! Linda, you must try the anchovy paste, you will not taste it, but oooh what it brings is amazing 😉

  • Michelle April 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I knew you’d love this one, Lucy! In fact I almost named it “Ode to Lucy”!! ;))But the sauce is so fresh tasting and I used canned whole tomatoes too. But still an excellent sauce and one I will make again!Michelle

  • Lucy..♥ April 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Garlic & anchovies what combinations, a favorite at that….. well how could you go wrong!

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