200 g fettuccine 35 g butter 2 shallots , chopped 1 clove of garlic , chopped 180 ml single cream 60 g parmesan cheese salt and pepper parsley for garnish
Bring a pan, three quarters full of water to the boil and add some salt. Next, add the pasta into the boiling water and cook it for the recommended time on the package until "al dente" which means cooked but still a little stiff to the bite. Do not let it overcook. While the pasta is cooking, you can make the sauce. Place a saucepan onto a medium high heat and warm through. Add the butter and allow it to melt. Once melted, add the shallots and garlic, and sweat for a minute. Then add the cream. Season well with salt and pepper and cook for 3-4 minutes. Stir the mixture together, for the duration of the cooking time. Make sure the cream does not burn. Then remove it from the heat. Take the pasta to the sink and drain it into the colander. Transfer it back into the same saucepan. Take it back to the hob, and place on a medium heat. Pour the cooked cream over the cooked pasta. And add half of the parmesan. Season with a little more salt and pepper and mix it all together well. Remove from the heat. Just before serving add in the whole leaves of parsley and stir. Then with your tongs, heap a generous portion onto a serving bowl. To finish, sprinkle over the rest of the parmesan on top of the fettuccine. And serve! It goes well with some crusty, Italian bread. Enjoy!