Friday, April 23, 2010

Spring Pasta Recipe

This is a very good, very easy and VERY yummy pasta recipe. Start by putting a container of ricotta cheese in a bowl. Add a cup of parmesan cheese, salt and pepper, and fresh chopped herbs. I used chives and parsley. Mix to combine all the ingredients and then refrigerate.


Cook some penne until al dente. A couple minutes before the penne is done, throw in a cup or two of frozen peas.



Drain the pasta and peas.


Open a package of pancetta.


This is very thin Italian bacon.


Chop it...


Heat some olive oil in a pan.


Fry the pancetta until crisp and remove it from the pan, leaving the drippings.


Dice an onion and a shallot.


And dice about 4 or 5 cloves of garlic.


After you remove the pancetta, heat the leftover olive oil.


Saute the onion and shallots until transparent. Throw the garlic in at the end and saute for a few more minutes.


Mmmm...smelling good!


Add a cup of chicken broth and 1/2 cup of white wine. Then grate the zest of one lemon into this mixture.


Stir in some chopped basil and keep this mixture warm.


Cut a bunch of fresh asparagus into thirds.


Quickly brown these in some butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper.


When they begin to brown...


Add them to the pasta. Stir to combine everything.



Serve the pasta with a dollop of cheese on top. Pick up a bit of the cheese with each fork full.

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13 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

oh, this sounds like heaven!

unfortunately, not even close to be being on my Spring diet LOL.

what won't I give up in the name of vanity?!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Lots of yjummy things in that pasta! I guess it works cold too? I think that would be great a warm summers day.
Have a great day now!
Christer.

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

num, looks yummy!

SeeThroughGreen said...

oh man! that looks so good! makes my lunch of maple beans and honey brown bread look like crap lol! It was one of those "whatever you can find" lunches anyway loL!
Ill be trying this one~!

Autumnforest said...

Sometimes, it's like you know the recipe I need that I'm in the mood for. Thanks!

oldblackcatboo said...

Yum Yum Yum (except for the peas! LOL!)

the wild magnolia said...

Looks and sounds delicious. I will prepare and let you know. Yum, yum, here I come.

xoxo to Teddy.

Sharlene T. said...

Pasta, peas, asparagus, cheese -- yummy and something I'm definitely going to make. Nom, nom.

Suzie said...

Now how did you know that I just bought a few pounds of fresh homegrown asparagus today? It is the first of the season, and we haven't had any rain lately, so it won't be gritty with sand.

And I love Ricotta cheese. .this whole dish is major YUM! Thanks so much for sharing it!

Sara said...

Yum... will try this very very soon. Looks so good!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Oh, wow!! This really sounds delicious!!

Nydia said...

Oh Thanks for making me hungry at 2am!! LOL Looks so yummy, I love pasta... sigh...

Kisses from Nydia.

Nikki said...

That looks soo yummmy!