CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Linguine with Saffron SauceFor a tasty pasta dish, try one wiht a saffron sauce.
By: Herald Staff Report,
For a tasty pasta dish, try one wiht a saffron sauce.
Linguine with Saffron Sauce
2 quarts chicken or vegetable broth
1 shallot, very finely diced
2 to 3 threads saffron, chopped or crumbled
1 cup heavy cream
1 stick unsalted butter, chilled
1 pound linguine or other pasta, cooked al dente and thoroughly drained
Fresh parsley, chopped
1 small tomato, finely chopped (optional)
Shaved Parmesan cheese
Bring broth to simmer in saucepan. Add shallot and saffron. Reduce to about 1½ cups. Stir in cream. Reduce to thickness you like. Add butter a tablespoon at a time, whisking to incorporate. Toss pasta with sauce to coat. Garnish with parsley, tomatoes and cheese.
Yield: Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 610 calories, 33 grams fat, 95 milligrams cholesterol, 17 grams protein, 59 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 1,053 milligrams sodium.
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