It's delicious, but what is it?
September 8, 2010 7:39 AM Subscribe
Help me approximate an amazing ricotta-featuring cheese sauce!
posted by heyforfour to food & drink (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am attempting to re-create a pasta dish for someone's birthday, from their favorite restaurant in the city we no longer live in. (For extra bonus points, if anyone has been to Guido's in Providence, RI, I am talking about the white sauce in their "Fettuccine sauce" pasta.) Most importantly, the sauce has a distinctive grainy texture beyond your typical homemade cheese sauce. It's at least partly ricotta-based (and "not an alfredo", says the waitress), and very creamy. Also very garlicky. Does this sauce have a name?
Googling gets me mostly lasagna recipes and 'diet alfredo' which this is decidedly not, so I turn to you! I'd love to hear your cheese-sauce recipe suggestions, or even tips for incorporating ricotta into a white sauce. Will it explode? I can make a reasonable roux-based cheese sauce from scratch but this kind of innovation is a little beyond me.