Friday, June 1, 2012

Pasta with Asparagus

I had some asparagus in my fridge that I had to use, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with it. I did a quick search and stumbled upon this recipe for Pasta with Asparagus from Skinnytaste. Um, so good people, so good.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 lb thin asparagus, cut into 2" pieces (tough ends trimmed) 
  • 6 oz uncooked pasta 
  • 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
Here's what to do:

  • 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
This dish was so yummy! I actually doubled it so we could have leftovers and they were just as yummy! 


Holli said...

This looks great! I have a slightly simplified version I make for my kiddos with peas and minus the egg (allergy issues). I might have to change it up and try the asparagus. Love your blog! ~Holli @

Amber said...

Yum! This looks so good! I always find good ideas at Skinnytaste, too. I know our boys would eat this up! Thanks for the pic too. Looks so good!

The Ishum Quads said...

I found you through the link-up on Multiples and More today. :)

This recipe looks AWESOME! It combines two of the best foods ever! Thank you for posting it!

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