Friday, September 16, 2011

New Food Fridays #27 - Pasta with Asparagus

Made: March 21st 2011 - part of the March Meals from the Web

Pasta with Asparagus

1 lb thin asparagus, cut into 2" pieces (tough ends trimmed)
6 oz uncooked pasta such as Ronzoni Smart Taste or Dreamfields
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 large egg yolk
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus and cook 3-5 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain asparagus in colander reserving 1 cup liquid before draining.

Fill pot with salted water, cover and boil for pasta. When water boils cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.

Meanwhile, in a sauté pan heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until golden, add asparagus, salt and pepper and sauté about 1-2 minutes, tossing with oil and garlic.

In a small bowl combine egg yolk, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, 1/4 cup reserved asparagus liquid, salt and pepper. Mix well. After pasta is drained return to pot and mix with egg mixture. Cook on medium-low about 2 minutes, until sauce thickens and sticks to pasta. Toss in asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. If pasta seems too dry add more reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time.

Serve with additional grated cheese.

Miranda's Mix Ups: no cracked pepper in the house at the time so just used normal pepper I had. Really yummy! Would totally make this again (and have for lots of people!)


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