Saturday, June 23, 2018

Saturday Recipe

This looked an interesting recipe.

Creamy Asparagus and Pancetta Penne

This vibrantly colorful dish is chock full of amazing veggies. In taking advantage of produce that is
in season, this pasta dish truly shines.

2 Tbs all-purpose flour
2 Tbs butter, softened
1 tsp olive oil
2 oz chopped pancetta
1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 cup white wine or
2 Tbs each lemon juice and water
1 tsp salt, divided
4 cups unsalted chicken stock
3 cups 1% low-fat milk, divided
12 oz uncooked whole-wheat penne (such as Barilla)
1 bay leaf
1 cup frozen green peas
12 oz asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 Tbs chopped fresh thyme
3 Tbs chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp grated lemon rind
3/4 tsp black pepper

1. Combine flour and butter in a bowl until a paste forms.

2. Place a large high-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pancetta; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes or until browned and liquid evaporates. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring to loosen browned bits. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer mixture to a plate.

3. Add stock, 2 cups milk, penne, and bay leaf to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas, asparagus, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 cup milk, and thyme; cook 2 minutes. Add butter-flour paste, in pieces, stirring constantly to combine and thicken. Remove from heat; stir in mushroom mixture, parsley, rind, and black pepper.

Servings: 6

Author: Maureen Callahan
Source: Cooking Light

Have a great weekend
 

6 comments:

  1. That is the strangest way to make pasta I have ever read. Have you made it?

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    1. No, not yet Denise, guess I should give it a go although I only have a week left for fresh asparagus.

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  2. I agree with Denise. That IS an unusual way to prepare pasta, but the overall recipe sounds really good. My favorite thing about summertime is all the fresh fruit and veggies. And the farmers' markets all over the place selling them from local sources.

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    1. Yes, it is nice to be able to get fresh summer produce everywhere Susan. Of course things like peaches are difficult to source locally.

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  3. My son told me yesterday that my 15 month old granddaughter loves asparagus. I thought of you right away. And she likes pasta. This dish is for her.

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    1. At 15 months, that is amazing Susan.

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