Pasta with Peas and Mint

Recipe by IslandGirl
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READY IN: 27mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a 5 quart pan, bring 2 or 3 quarts water to a boil.
  • Clean stem ends and strings from peas.
  • Rinse and drain.
  • When water boils, add pasta, pushing it down into the water.
  • Cook until almost tender to bite, about 3 minutes.
  • Add peas and cook until they turn bright green, about 2 minutes.
  • Drain peas and pasta through a colander.
  • In a large pan, combine garlic and butter over high heat, stirring until butter melts.
  • Add peas and pasta and mix until pasta stops sizzling, about 1 minute.
  • Add about 2 t.
  • of the lemon zest, 2 T.
  • of the lemon juice, and about 1 T.
  • of the mint to the pan, mix.
  • Serve the pasta mix in wide pasta bowls, swirling to make a well in the center.
  • Spoon creme fraiche into the centre of the bowls and sprinkle with remining peel, mint, and juice.
  • Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
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