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Pasta with green asparagus

Pasta with green asparagus

In this recipe, the pasta is cooked separately, then mixed with chunks of green asparagus, ribbons of smoked ham and a cream sauce with nutmeg.

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Last modified on: July 21th 2013

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 8 min.1 hour 8 min.
Preservation: Best eaten right away, but can be reheated
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Step by step recipe

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

Set aside.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.
Stage 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.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 8.56 €
Per person : 1.43 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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