Le Cirque's Fettuccine With Green Beans and Basil

Recipe by Chef Kate
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a good sized pot of salted water to a boil and add the green beans and cook, perhaps as much as five minutes, but you must check--the beans should be tender but still crisp.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Place basil, garlic, parmigiano and olive oil in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth -- you should have about 3/4 of a cup of the mixture.
  • Meanwhile, cook the fettucine in boiling salted water until al dente, drain the pasta, and reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water.
  • Melt one tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet and gently saute the green beans to warm them, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Toss the pasta in with the beans.
  • Add the basil puree, the pasta water and the remaining butter and stir well.
  • Taste, adjust seasoning, and serve.
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