Sunday, March 29, 2015

A spring pasta!

Pasta Primavera is a culinary classic! It screams spring with vegetables such as zucchini, peppers, and peas. You can adjust the spring vegetables according to what you have on hand. Asparagus is fabulous addition in this dish! The fresh herbs bring fantastic and fresh flavors. The cream gives it just enough richness to carry all the amazing flavors. Make this dish at home and taste spring!

Lemon Zest



Sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes

Sautéing onion and mushrooms

Pasta Primavera

Serves: 6-8 servings      Cook Time:  15 min   Prep Time: 5 min

1 Lb. Fettuccine
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 vidalia onion, diced
Reducing the sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 zucchini. halved and sliced 1/4" on bias
1 yellow zucchini halved and sliced 14" on bias
1 red pepper, sliced thin
8 oz cremini, quartered
1 cup peas
3/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 tsp. dried thyme
1 lemon, zested
1 cup fresh basil, chiffonaded
1/2  cup italian parsley, chopped
10 oz heirloom or cherry tomatoes,quartered
parmesan or romano cheese to garnish

Adding fresh herbs at the last minute to preserve flavor


Heat large pot filled with water. Bring to a boil. Add sliced zucchini to water and cook for approximately 1 minute or al dente. Remove and run under cold water or place in an ice bath. Repeat with yellow zucchini or squash and peppers. Meanwhile, heat a large saute pan with olive oil. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook approximately 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add cremini mushrooms. Cook throughly. Then add tomatoes, thyme and salt and pepper to taste.  Once tomatoes have cooked slightly.  Add white wine and cook until reduced by half. Then add chicken stock and let reduce by half. Finish with heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Once sauce has thickened slightly, add lemon zest, parsley and basil. Garnish with additional basil, parsley and cheese.

Gorgeous Pasta!

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