Angel Hair with Asparagus & Tomatoes

"One of the things that I love about spring is fresh asparagus - this combo makes a quick, easy & delicious dinner. The recipe came from BH & G."
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  • Trim asparagus& rinse in cold water.
  • Remove the tips& set aside.
  • Bias slice the rest of the stalk into 1- 1 1/2 inch pieces& set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic& pepper; cook& stir for a minute.
  • Add tomatoes; cook& stir for another 2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus pieces, wine& salt; cook, uncovered, for 3 minutes.
  • Add asparagus tips& continue cooking, uncovered, for another minute.
  • Add butter& stir until melted.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain well& serve topped with sauce& fresh basil.

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  1. Great recipe which I made with the freshest asparagus and roma tomatoes I was able to get from the green grocer. I prefer more sauce to pasta ratio, so I made with 6 ounces pasta for the 2 of us plus full sauce recipe. I added two scallions which I had leftover in fridge. BF pronouced this "excellent" and I most certainly concur. I did, however, cook asparagus for about 2 minutes longer to make a bit more tender. Thanks for a great Spring recipe! P.S. About 5 tomatoes will make 2 1/4 cups, and to cut back a bit on fat I used less oil in a non-stick skillet.


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