Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Taste of Tuesday

It has been a while since I shared a recipe, but now with asparagus coming in strong, I thought I'd share this new and easy way to use the harvest:
Asparagus Isolated On White Background
Pasta with Asparagus

1/2 pound penne, ziti, or similarly shaped pasta
5 garlic cloves, minced 
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2-3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cook pasta according to directions, drain, and set aside.  In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes, and hot pepper sauce in heated oil and butter for 2-3 minutes.  Add asparagus, salt, and pepper.  Saute until asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8 minutes.  Add Parmesan cheese and mix well.  Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat.  (Source:  www.foodnetwork.com)
Bon appetit!


Shona~ LALA dex press said...

With this year's garden planted and thriving, my boyfriend was talking about planting asparagus next year.

Cherie said...

Shona, they're great once they start producing. It takes about 3 years to reap the benefits - but it's worth the wait.