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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.
Keeping:
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.
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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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

Anne's New York Times article.

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