Fettuccine with Sausage, Shrimp, Peas and Spinach in a light cream sauce

Pasta is my passion.
It is forgiving and complex at the same time.
I am able to throw things into it and come out looking like a star and feeling like all is right in the world.
As you will notice by my postings Italian food is some of my favorite and here is my latest creation.
Determined by what I have available, my encouragement is that you open your mind to the endless possibilities that pasta can offer.  It is economical and well worth experimenting with!

Ingredients and Preparation for fresh pasta

Making fresh pasta with a pasta maker/mixer

3 1/2 cups bread flour
1tsp sea salt
4 large eggs
1 tbs cold water
1 to 2 Tsp of olive oil if your flour is dry

* Sieve flour and salt into the mixing bowl, add eggs and water and oil, mix with paddle attachment for 2 minutes on 4 or 5 speed , then switch to the hook and mix until the dough forms , about 4 minutes on 6 or 7 speed.. hand fold for  a while until the dough is springy.. about 4 minutes.. then cover with plastic wrap and let sit at least 30 minutes..

* Put pasta attachment on and make pasta  sheets according to directions

* Put on fettuccine attachment and due according to direction

* Leave aside to dry  until adding to  boiling, salted water

Ingredients for sauce

*1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese for sprinkling on the top
* 1 pound of ground/minced sausage
* 8 oz of frozen spinach or 2 cups
* 1 pint of heavy cream
* 16 oz of shrimp, frozen or fresh with the tails off
* 1 cup of frozen or fresh peas
* 4 minced garlic cloves
* 1/2 cup of chicken broth
* 2 tsp olive oil
* 1 TBS of butter
* Sea salt
* 4 Tsp Italian seasoning
* 1/2 teaspoon of cracked red pepper, or to taste
* 2 pounds of fresh or dried fettuccine


* Make the pasta if applicable, put large pot on to boil with a splash of olive oil and dash of sea salt

* Brown the sausage with the minced garlic, don't drain the fat unless it is really over the top!

*Add the shrimp and peas  and saute for a few minutes, adding the Italian seasoning

* Add broth and 2 cups of frozen spinach, sea salt and red pepper flakes and when it reduces add the cream and a generous pat of butter.

* Simmer on low covered for 5 to 10 minutes

* Turn heat off of mixture and allow to sit for 5 minutes

* When big pot is boiling put fresh past in and allow to cook until pasta comes up to surface

* Drain pasta and add to large pot with all the sauteed yumminess

* Cover and let sit for 5 minutes

* Serve with a small amount of  Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of red pepper flake if you want....

                                         SERVE WITH A SIMPLE SALAD

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Serving sizes and this sight.....

As many of you have come to realize, I am usually making huge amounts of food and alot of times for more than just my family. However, I would be horrified to think that someone who was living alone, or with only a couple people in their home would feel discouraged about this..
Simply use division for most of these recipes if they are too big. With the exception of baking, which requires a fair amount of science, these recipes can be adjusted and modified with ease! And if you feel stuck, either leave me a comment or email me and I will try to respond to you as soon as I can.
Thanks fellow foodies, hope you eat something yummy today and enjoy the fact that you didn't spend lots of money at a high end restaurant!

Enjoy! I love to hear from you all!

Rebecca Turrigiano


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