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Following directly on from yesterdays post, when I had finished making the icecream there was 100mls of double cream left over.
Now what to do with that ... well this was a real no brainer, a recipe I picked up from Suzy's book when I very first read it and the first one that I marked with a little sticky out thing (can't remember what they are called) Alfredo Sauce.
I had just enough of the cream to make a one person sized portion, but I decided to cook enough pasta for two so I would have leftovers to tinker with again and look ... I've decided to weigh out my pasta now so I can get a grip on what single and double portions actually look like and NOT have leftovers unless I actually want them for a future planned dish.
The sauce is so simple:
To Serve Two
225g dried pasta (any shape or spaghetti)
1 tablespoon butter
200ml double cream
50g grated cheese (Parmesan is the best)
salt and pepper
Gently heat the cream and butter together until the butter has melted and then stir in your cheese. Bring this up to the boil and then simmer gently for a minute or two until the sauce has thickened slightly. Add your pasta to the sauce and if it is slightly too thick let down with a little saved pasta cooking water.
For this and many, many more equally simple but oh so tasty recipes and other ideas see Suzy's book, The Leftovers Handbook (see link on the sidebar).
There are many additions you can put with this basic sauce, salmon (or salmon paste a la Jack's recipe), chilli flakes, crushed garlic, some lovely fresh or frozen spinach etc. I also usually add a handful of peas or serve with some broccoli or other zingy veg on the side.
Whilst checking through the fridge I also came across these grapes, totally forgotten about and really out of date ...
... and do you know what, with a little rinse in cold water and a good look over they were all absolutely fine. So these are my nibble of the day, a few of them will be popped just as they are into a tub and put into the freezer, frozen grapes make a wonderful icy cold nibble at any time ... and could be served with a spoonful of my lovely icecream, it's very tasty!!