Garlic Alfredo Sauce

23 Jun

The other night I confessed I was feeling quite lazy and didn’t want to make anything too involved for dinner. When I’m feeling lazy I don’t like to cook but I definitely like to eat. Laziness and eating go hand in hand. Actually for me pretty much any emotion or state of mind I am in also involves eating.

I realized we had some yummy Lobster Ravioli in the fridge that I could make and then all I would have to do was whip up a quick sauce. Most normal, reasonable people would choose a light sauce because the lobster will already be quite rich. However I am not a normal, reasonable person. I prefer to try to jam as many calories into a dish as possible. Calories = Flavor. Okay not always but in this case it’s true. I also like to fatten people up. So I went with Alfredo, actually Garlic Alfredo. I’m fairly sure this is very close to my Mom’s recipe but as for most of the things she makes, she doesn’t have a recipe written down anywhere, so I can’t confirm.

I can’t even explain my love for this sauce. Sometimes the simplest ingredients can make the most amazing dishes.

Garlic Alfredo Sauce:
2 Cups Heavy Cream (yes 2 cups)
1/4 Cup Butter
3 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
1/2 Cup Freshly (please!!) Grated Parmesan cheese.
Salt and Pepper to taste

In a medium sized saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Once warmed add the garlic and saute until softened but not brown approx 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add cream and heat until frothy 5-6 minutes. Lower heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Sauce will thicken as it simmers. Right before serving stir in half of the Parmesan until smooth and season with salt and pepper. Serve over the cooked pasta of your choice. Sprinkle the rest of the Parmesan on the pasta when serving.

Normally I just serve this over the fresh Fettucini or Linguine noodles you get in the cooler section of the grocery store, but it was great on the pre-made ravioli as well.

Just try to forget you put all that cream and butter in there and Enjoy!

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