Saturday, December 29, 2012

Turkey a la King with fresh fettucine

Turkey a la King is a natural leftover meal at Christmas, for me anyway. Today I wanted fresh pasta so I got out my new KitchenAide attachments and got to work. Fresh pasta is a snap with a machine doing the hard work.

Fresh pasta for 2

2/3 cup of flour
1 large egg

use a fork to mix the egg into the flour and work it into a ball.  It should not be sticky so if it is, add some flour and work it a bit more. When you have a fairly consistent ball of dough, wrap it up and chill it for half an hour.  Each time the dough is passed through the machine check it for moisture.  If it's sticky rub flour over both sides and put through machine again. When it's rolled out to the desired thickness, cut it to length, then run each segment throught the cutters. Dust with flour when it comes out of the cutters so it won't stick together.

In a large sauce pan brown a diced onion.  Add a finely diced stick of celery and a smashed clove of garlic.  Add the diced green and red peppers.  Sprinkle 2 tsp flour over everything and cook it off a bit. Add 1/4 cup turkey/chicken stock, 1/2 cup milk and optionally 1/4 cup heavy cream.  Bring to a boil and add some frozen peas.  Add 1 tablespoon paprika.  Get the fresh pasta boiling.  When the pasta is ready the peas should be cooked. Plate and serve. Delicious.

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