Take your taste buds on a flavourful journey with Donna Pastaia's Spinach Fettuccine bathed in a luscious Butter Garlic Herb Sauce. This recipe combines the simplicity of butter, the aromatic notes of garlic, and the freshness of herbs to create a delightful pasta dish.
- 250g Donna Pastaia Spinach Fettuccine
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Grated Parmesan cheese (for serving)
Cook the Spinach Fettuccine: Fill a large pot with salted water and bring it to a boil. Add the Spinach Fettuccine and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the pasta, reserving a small cup of the pasta water.
Prepare the Butter Garlic Herb Sauce: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1-2 minutes until it becomes fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
Infuse the Herbs: Stir in the chopped parsley and basil into the skillet with the garlic-infused butter. Let the herbs simmer gently in the butter for about 1 minute to release their flavours and aromas.
Combine the Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked Spinach Fettuccine to the skillet with the butter garlic herb sauce. Toss gently to coat the pasta evenly with the fragrant sauce. If needed, add a splash of the reserved pasta water to adjust the consistency.
Season and Serve: Season the pasta with salt and pepper to taste, ensuring the flavours are well balanced. Transfer the Butter Garlic Herb Pasta to serving plates or bowls. Finish by sprinkling grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra touch of richness.
Serving and Plating Suggestions:
- Elevate the dish by adding grilled shrimp, sautéed chicken, or seared scallops for a protein-packed meal.
- Accompany the pasta with a side of roasted vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes, zucchini, or bell peppers, to add a burst of colour and freshness.
- Pair the Butter Garlic Herb Pasta with a light-bodied white wine, such as Chardonnay or Riesling, to complement the flavours and enhance the dining experience.
- Serve warm, crusty bread on the side to mop up any remaining sauce and savour every bit of the aromatic flavours.
Enjoy the tantalizing flavours of this Butter Garlic Herb Sauce, the creamy butter, fragrant garlic, and aromatic herbs create a symphony of flavours that will transport your taste buds to a culinary paradise.