Want to learn the secret to Giada De Laurentiis’ fettuccine alfredo? Look no further. In this short Every Day Italian video, Giada reveals that low and slow cooking is the secret to this perfect pasta dish. She shows how to make this rich velvety sauce infused with fresh ingredients while avoiding curdling.
Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to the bite, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes. Drain. Stir 2 cups of the cream and the lemon juice in a heavy large skillet to blend. Add the butter and cook over medium heat just until the butter melts, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add the pasta and toss. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of cream, and Parmesan to the cream sauce in the skillet. Add the lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, and white pepper. Toss the pasta mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.