Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Brown Butter Sauce

Ok, so I normally stay away from a sauce recipe that starts with "1 stick of butter" but this was excellent. I just tossed it with angel hair pasta...since that is what we had, but next time I am going to pair it with some mushroom ravioli. Oh, and it is TERRIBLE on the Weight Watchers points - 7pts JUST for the sauce. Oh my...

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
6 fresh sage leaves (torn into pieces) or 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a large, heavy frying pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat until pale golden, about 4 minutes. Add the sage or basil leaves and cook until crisp., about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and the nutmeg. Season the sauce with more salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and serve.

This is another recipe from Giada's Everyday Italian. It serves 4.

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