Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Found this recipe in a magazine years ago. It's a nice twist on fettuccine alfredo -- using creamed corn as the base for the "alfredo sauce." RitaL suggested adding jalapeño peppers. I think this is a great idea. I'll be making this recipe next week (May, 06) and will try it with serrano or jalapeño chiles.
- 12 ounces fettuccine
- 1 (30 ounce) can cream-style corn
- 1 1⁄3 cups skim milk
- 1 teaspoon canola oil or 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 6 ounces onions, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb red bell pepper, sliced
- 10 ounces frozen corn, thawed and drained
- 4 ounces jalapeno jack cheese, shredded
- 1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro
- yellow cherry tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- Cook fettuccine until just tender, 8-10 minutes.
- Drain and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, purée cream-style corn and milk in blender or food processor. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add cumin, onion, and bell pepper.
- Stir often until onion is soft (5 minutes).
- Add water 1 tablespoon at a time if the pan is dry.
- Stir in corn/milk, 10 ounces of corn, and cheese over medium heat until cheese melts.
- Pour sauce over pasta; add cilantro; mix gently.
- Garnish with cherry tomatoes. Season to taste with lime and salt.
Very nice, different! I think I'd omit the cumin seed in future, pleasant, but I wasn't wild about it, personal taste. Loved the red pepper and coriander, though! I used ordinary cheddar, I think my husband would really enjoy it with the added jalapenos, but the children don't care for them. I loved the corn sauce, and fried bacon and added it everyone elses, very much enjoyed. Thank you Kathy, for a different pasta supper!
This was OK. You've got to really like creamed corn to like it! I used ordinary cheddar cheese and a tin of jalapenos because we don't get the kind of cheese the recipe called for in Australia. Otherwise I followed the recipe. It doesn't have much flavour, other than tasting like creamed corn, but it's not offensive by any means.
Different and wonderful pasta! Corn-based sauce is creamy and mild with much less fat than traditional cream sauces. Quite attractive, too. Garlic would be a nice addition but we enjoyed it very much as is. Don't skip the tomato garnish. Thanks, Kathy, for a lovely dinner!