Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Creamy Asparagus Pasta #PastaPlease

Asparagus Pasta

Shaheen at Allotment2Kitchen has combining Jac's Pasta Please with her own new challenge Eat Your Greens, picking a green theme for Pasta Please this month.

I've been a fan of Shaheen's blog for absolutely ages, so I'm delighted that she's got a new monthly cookery challenge for us. (And one that won't be any trouble to enter, since I'm always using green vegetables in all sorts of recipes!)

I'd been planning this dish for a little while, anyway, and had some asparagus spears in the fridge when I read the announcement - so it was very good timing for me. Asparagus is one of my very favourite vegetables (of any colour!) and pairing it with the fresh coriander leaf worked surprisingly well.


Creamy Asparagus Pasta
Serves 2

250g asparagus spears
1 small onion
1tsp olive oil
¼cup vegetable stock
2tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro) leaf
1tbsp clotted cream
salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
200g pasta (dry weight)
  1. Wash and trim the asparagus.
  2. Finely dice the onion.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a small pan and fry the onion and asparagus until the onion softens.
  4. Meanwhile, boil water for the pasta.
  5. Add the vegetable stock and simmer to cook the asparagus.
  6. Blend the sauce, adding the coriander, pepper, and cream at the last minute.
  7. Cook the pasta, toss through the sauce, and serve immediately.


Corr Chilled said...

Hi, this recipe was mentioned in our Midweek Food and Cooking Inspiration #23 - The Best in Food Blogging This Week. I really like it and thought our readers should check it out too! If you want to see the link back to here, other links and delicious food photos go here: https://www.corrchilled.co.uk/index.php?route=pavblog/blog&id=101

Rachel said...

I don't think I would have thought of coriander with Asparagus - must give that a try!

Shaheen said...

Thank you so so much for your kind and warm words Rachel. And thank you so much for entering this in #EatYourGreens and #PastaPlease. I like asparagus and I love coriander, but I have never had the two together, intrigued.

Kate Glutenfreealchemist said...

Asparagus is one of my favourites too. I love it in pasta. Sounds delicious.

Fiver Feeds said...

After all positive comments I've heard about mixing asparagus with pasta I will definitely need to try it!

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