Asparagus cream pasta

Asparagus cream pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2

Making a cream out of the stalks means that every mouthful of pasta will have a delicious taste of asparagus

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
931
protein
28g
carbs
100g
fat
47g
saturates
26g
fibre
5g
sugar
5g
salt
0.53g

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 142ml tub double cream
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled, but left whole
  • 50g parmesan, half grated, half shaved
  • 250g tagliatelle

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Method

  1. To prepare the asparagus, cut off and discard the woody ends, then neatly cut the tips away from the stalks. Keep the tips and stalks separate. In a small saucepan bring the cream and garlic to the boil. Take off the heat, remove the garlic, then set the pan aside.
  2. Cook the stalks in boiling salted water for about 4-5 mins until tender, drain, then tip into the cream with the grated parmesan. Blitz with a hand blender until smooth.
  3. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, then throw in the tips 2 mins before the end of cooking time. Gently reheat the cream, drain pasta, then tip into a bowl with the cream. Toss, divide into pasta bowls, top with parmesan shavings and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2007

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sharonanne's picture
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If you grow your own veg try this dish with runner beans when they start - it's equally as good if not better!

abisnail's picture
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Very yummy. Make sure there's enough parmesan to sprinkle on the top though as this really brings it to life.

sozzer99's picture
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simple but effective, a luxurious tasting yet easy to make dish

lindeens's picture
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Super tasty! Served with lean smoked duck.

lindeens's picture
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Lovely dish! Even meat lovers will like it ;) Next time will add a bit smoked smth I think just to make more rich in taste.

youngcooksophie's picture

omg looks lush, will definitely try this

cleveland's picture
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Really nice pasta, great taste and very naughty! think next time i do it i will leave the garlic in, we added some bacon and a touch of chilli oil to give it a kick. May try using creme fraiche next time instead of cream to reduce the calories. Love it though!!

karenian's picture
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High in cals but worth it. I too added a splash of white wine and as hubby a definite meat eater added some chicken breast, Yum!

jennac's picture
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This was a big hit! I added pancetta (as my boyfriend will not eat a meal without meat!) and some mushrooms - really lovely and will definitely make again!

natalie1977's picture
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Very tasty, easy and quick. I've added chicken and bacon a few times too.

macindo's picture
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Lovely dish, I added some lemon juice of half a lemon & some frozen peas. Also some extra parmesan because I'm a cheese addict.

stephilou's picture

I made this with Creme fraiche instead of cream! Still delish! Added Chicken and a bit of tarragon too - yum!!

philfood's picture
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Delicious.Did recipe exactly. Always do on the first occaision. If I then feel it needs something extra, I will do it. But, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

yoktong's picture
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Tried the recipe and it makes a good alternative for my usual Spaghetti Carbonara.
Since I am an avowed carnivore, I sprinkle some crispy pancetta bits over it and it worked a treat!

ninahearn's picture
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lovely!! and so easy to make.

btp100's picture
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Really great flavour and very easy to make.

snitha's picture
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So yummy...... what more can i say!!!

monroe's picture
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Absolutely lovely. Very quick and easy to make and tasted delicious. Can't wait to make it again

veggiepedant's picture

I'm sure it's lovely, but it certainly isn't vegetarian. Parmesan is made with rennet from calves' stomaches.

ptw1953's picture
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I rated this recipe in May, and I'll rate it again now: 10 out of 10. Absolutely superb...

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