Week 3: Italian Fettuccine Alfredo

alfredo
This week’s dish.
ravioli
Photo from:http://www.buitoni.com/Pasta-Products/10948/Spicy-Beef–Sausage-Ravioli.aspx
pizza
Photo from: http://images.media-allrecipes.com/userphotos/250×250/01/01/38/1013805.jpg
lasagna15
Photo from: http://www.cookingclassy.com/2013/12/lasagna-soup/

Buogiorno! Italian fettuccine alfredo is the cultural food choice of this week. If you do not know what this pasta dish is, it is basically made with a flat noodle called fettuccine topped with Parmesan cheese, butter, and cream. The melted butter and cheese makes a smooth and rich sauce that compliments the fettuccine. This classic dish definitely satisfies your hunger and the flavour can be altered by adding asiago and romano. Chicken, shrimp, and vegetables such as peas can be served on top to create a single-dish meal. I personally like chicken as my topping, but this time I just wanted to try something new so i added shrimp instead. I think that fettuccine Alfredo is similar to macaroni and cheese except they both use different cheeses, pasta, and toppings; if you enjoy having macaroni and cheese you will appreciate fettuccine Alfredo.

This dish is not a low calorie food, so you need to watch the size of your portion if you want to include the mouthwatering dish into your diet without exceeding your daily calorie requirement. A plate of fettuccine Alfredo when eaten at a restaurant can total up to about 2,940 calories, so preparing this dish yourself is a good idea because you can substitute the ingredients with healthier alternatives. By using whole wheat fettuccine and replace the heavy cream and butter with a mix of evaporated milk, flour, low-fat milk and Parmesan cheese. A bowl of fettuccine Alfredo sums up to the amount of calories that you should have a day, so I would not consider this dish a healthy dish.

Although fettuccine Alfredo is a comfort food that you just cannot resist, it is alright to have it once in a while. In restaurants this dish does come in pretty large portions, so I suggest you make your own version at home. I do not go to many Italian restaurants or eat much Italian food that often, but when I do I really do savor every bite. Here are some other Italian foods that I have tried so far that I want you guys to try as well. the recipes will be linked down below:

http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/simply-lasagna-69196.aspx

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/recipe/beef-ravioli-with-fresh-tomato-sauce.html

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/deep-dish-italian-sausage-and-mushroom-pizza/

Thank you for reading! Please feel free to comment down below what your favourite cultural food is, and what dishes would like me to try and review.

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