I you love fettuccine and you love lemon, you will love this recipe! When I tasted right after it was finished, I thought it was pretty lemony. And that’s something for me. But after the pasta soaked up a little of the sauce, it mellowed out quite a bit and the lemon ratio was just right.
It’s super easy to make and perfect for a weeknight meal.
I added some sauteed chicken strips to add a protein to this dish.
If you love lemon, you will love this great lemon fettuccine alfredo.
1poundstore bought or homemade fettuccinepreferably fresh Sea salt 1lemon 1 1/2cupsdry white wine 3/4cupheavy creamor to taste 3tablespoons (1 1/2 oz)unsalted buttercut into small chunks 1cupfreshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 to 2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil (optional) Freshly ground black pepper Optional: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast cut in half vertically 1/2 cup flour 4 Tbsp Canola oil 4 Tbsp butter
Bring a large pot of generously salted water to boil. Cook the pasta until al dente.
Meanwhile, using a knife, vegetable peeler, or grater, remove the zest from the lemon, avoiding any underlying white pith. If you used a knife or peeler, slice the peel into very thin strips. Juice the lemon, strain, and reserve.
In a large nonreactive saucepan over high heat, combine the lemon zest with the wine and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-high and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat, pour in about 1/4 cup of the cream, and stir. Then pour in the remaining cream and stir to combine.
Return to high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and gently simmer until thickened and reduced slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
Optional: If using chicken, in a little canola oil and butter, pan sear chicken breast strips coated in flour. Fry until golden brown or 160 degrees F internal temperature.
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