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

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For 6 people, you will need:
  • 1 green asparagus spears 300 g green asparagus spears
  • 2 pasta 300 g pasta
  • 3 smoked ham 4 slices smoked ham
  • 4 olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 cream 250 ml cream
  • 6 grated nutmeg grated nutmeg
  • 7 salt salt
  • 8 pepper pepper
  • Total weight: 985 grams

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 30 min.
Pasta with green asparagus
Prepare 300 g green asparagus spears.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Pasta with green asparagus
Cut into short lengths.

Set aside.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Pasta with green asparagus
Cook 300 g pasta.

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

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

Stage 7
Pasta with green asparagus
Serve without delay.
Use whatever pasta you prefer; I have used twists (rotini) here, but penne or tagliatelle would work just as well.
Best eaten right away, but can be reheated.
Anne's New York Times article.
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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 8.56 €
  • Per person : 1.43 €

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