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

Keywords for this recipe:PastaGreen asparagusCreamy sauceNutmeg
For 6 people, you will need:
  • 0 green asparagus 300 g green asparagus
  • 1 pasta 300 g pasta
  • 2 smoked ham 4 slices smoked ham
  • 3 olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cream 250 ml cream
  • 5 grated nutmeg grated nutmeg
  • 6 salt salt
  • 7 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 985 grams

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
1 hour 8 min.1 hour 8 min.
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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.
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Cut into short lengths.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
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Cook 300 g pasta.

Dress with a little olive oil, cover and keep hot.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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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.
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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.
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Add the pasta, ham and asparagus, mix well and leave to heat through for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 7
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Serve without delay.
Remarks
Use whatever pasta you prefer; I have used twists (rotini) here, but penne or tagliatelle would work just as well.
Keeping
Best eaten right away, but can be reheated.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,302 Kcal or 9,638 Kj68 gr222 gr127 gr
115 %26 %21 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
234 Kcal or 980 Kj7 gr23 gr13 gr
12 %3 %2 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
384 Kcal or 1,608 Kj11 gr37 gr21 gr
19 %4 %3 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 8.56 €
  • Per person : 1.43 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Anne's New York Times article.
This recipe uses (among others)
Green asparagusGreen asparagus: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Minestrone, Green asparagus omelette, Creamy rice with green asparagus and sorrel , Scallops with green asparagus tips and parmesan, ... All
PastaPasta: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Pasta with mushrooms, Penne with Mushrooms, Mozzarella pasta bake, Penne with purple artichokes, Sunday night pasta, ... All
CreamCream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Feta and spinach brik pie, Breton Pie, Mackerel rillettes, Gratin Dauphinois, Gratin-style spinach and chicken omelette , ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Surprise bread, Fish petals, vegetables julienne, and beurre blanc, Crème de foie gras, Quail egg canapés, Vegetable tian, ... All
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