Penne Pasta With Asparagus Sauce

Recipe by polly salama
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the asparagus into one inch pieces; reserving the tips.
  • Cook asparagus in 5 quarts of water until very tender 6-8 minutes.
  • Reserve the water by using a slotted spoon to remove the asparagus to a colander.
  • Put the drained asparagus in a food processor.
  • Cook the tips for 3-5 minutes until just tender.
  • Remove from water with slotted spoon, reserving the water.
  • Puree the stems with the lemon zest and oil and 1/2 cup of the asparagus water.
  • Cook the pasta in the asparagus water to your liking.
  • Drain the pasta saving 2 cups of the water.
  • Combine the pasta, asparagus sauce and add asparagus water if the sauce is too thick- a little at a time.
  • Stir in tips and grated cheese.
  • Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with a light dusting of chopped parsley.
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