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Old 04-02-2008, 10:48 AM   #31
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Was the parm pre-shredded or did you shred it yourself?

There is no salt on that list so that is still what I am sticking with.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:59 AM   #32
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i grated it myself. I will try salt next time. About How much do you use GB?
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:01 AM   #33
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I never measure salt. I just take a pinch or two of kosher salt (so that I can pinch it) and start with that. Taste the sauce and see if it needs more. The key is to keep tasting until you get the right amount.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:08 AM   #34
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I'm with GB. It will taste a lot better with some salt added.

Dairy-based foods will be very bland without salt.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:09 AM   #35
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Sometimes I put a touch of fresh ground nutmeg to my cream sauces.

But yeah, you need some seasoning in there. Cook that recipe long enough and it will thicken. I run a wooden spoon over the pan. When the trail stays clear for a second or two I add the pasta then cook for another minute or so, tasting for proper seasoning as I go.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:16 AM   #36
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definitley the salt and pepper.... to taste...

I generally undersalt my food.... I have noticed when eating at "home" that my mom tends to do the same... probably because my youngest brother and step-dad are salt fiends and will pile it one anyway. I think my taste is adjusted to this lack of salt. I rarely will shake salt over my food.

When I cook for other people I have to remember to salt more than I would like but sometimes I oversalt by accident

Your alfredo NEEDS salt but use caution and add to taste it is easy to go overboard and there is no return from the brink..... ovesalting is a good way to get kicked off your favorite cooking reality show

a sprinkle of coarse kosher salt and ground pepper along with some fresh parsley on top add a nice finishing touch to an alfredo IMHO

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Old 04-09-2008, 12:26 PM   #37
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You can post a recipe for refried beans on the internet and call it alfredo and Google will pick it up if you search for alfredo recipes. That does not make it legit.
I saw a recent recipe for alfredo with cream cheese in it, OH it was so good. I've started using alfredo on pizza and I LOVE IT!
Let's post alfredo recipes with butter, cream cheese, cream and parmesan and call them 'low calorie'. ~Bliss
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