Pasta with green asparagus

Step by step recipe:

  1. 30 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #1
    Prepare 300 g green asparagus.
  2. 10 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #2
    Cut into short lengths.

    Set aside.
  3. 10 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #3
    Cook 300 g pasta.

    Dress with a little olive oil, cover and keep hot.
  4. 5 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #4
    In a hot frying pan, fry 4 slices smoked ham briefly (1 minute on each side), then cut into strips.

    Set aside.
  5. 10 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #5
    Use the same pan on high heat and add 250 ml cream, salt pepper and nutmeg to taste.

    Turn down the heat and leave to thicken.
  6. 3 min.Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #6
    Add the pasta, ham and asparagus, mix well and leave to heat through for 2 or 3 minutes.
  7. Pasta with green asparagus : Photo of step #7
    Serve without delay.

Remarks:

Use whatever pasta you prefer; I have used twists (rotini) here, but penne or tagliatelle would work just as well.

Source:

Anne's New York Times article.

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