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Pasto Allo Zafferano (Swiss Noodles With Saffron)

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“This recipe is from the canton of Ticino, the southernmost canton of Switzerland and the closest to Italy. Adapted from Cooking the Swiss Way. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric may be substituted for the saffron.”

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  1. Cook pork in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly and breaking meat up into small pieces.
  2. Drain excess fat and return meat to pan.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add salt, pepper, basil, water, and bouillon cube.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir cornstarch and cream together.
  6. Bring pork mixture to a boil.
  7. Slowly stir in cornstarch mixture.
  8. Continue to cook and stir until mixture becomes thick and creamy, about 1 minute.
  9. Reduce heat to low and add saffron, stirring until well blended.
  10. Simmer, uncovered, until ready to serve.
  11. Prepare fettucini according to package directions. Drain well.
  12. Place noodles in 4 individual serving bowls.
  13. Ladle sauce over noodles and top with parsley and cheese.

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