Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables

Pappardelle with Seasonal Veggies

You won’t find a much more vibrant, delicious and fresh dish than this Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables. I just love making this in the Spring when veggies are young and plentiful.  You can choose whatever you find at your local farmer’s market…but I love to go with baby carrots, asparagus, shelled sugar snap peas, parsnips and finish it off with a beautiful blend of herbs such as basil, parsley and marjoram.  Find fresh pappardelle at specialty food stores such as Whole Foods, or make your own, or, cook lasagna sheets, and then cut 1/2″ strips.  This dish is healthy and literally exploding with flavor.  125% Loon Approved!


Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables
 
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This Pappardelle with Seasonal Vegetables is so vibrant and so fresh! Really healthy and perfect to make when vegetables from the farm are young and bursting with flavor.
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Recipe type: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ lb fresh pappardelle pasta (can use linguine)*
  • 2 & ½ cups vegetable stock
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bunch of medium asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 cup of baby carrots
  • 1 cup of spring onions, aka Cipolline (can use small shallots)
  • ½ cup shelled sugar snap peas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh marjoram, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Pea shoots or watercress, for garnish
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional), for garnish
  • *Available at specialty food stores (ie, Whole Foods), Italian markets, or make your own
Instructions
  1. In a small pan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add the onions...simmer for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon. Cut off the root end, and squeeze the onion out of the skin. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, bring the stock, garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the asparagus, carrots, onions and peas and simmer until just tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the vegetables with a slotted spoon, or use a colander (don't discard the liquid)
  6. Raise the heat to high and cook the liquid down to about 1 cup, about 4 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente, about 3 minutes. Drain.
  8. Add the cooked pasta, vegetables, herbs, butter and zest to the stock. Gently stir for 1 minute, or until butter is melted and pasted is coated.
  9. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  10. Serve in plates garnished with pea shoots and topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings (if using).
  11. Enjoy!

 

2 Comments

  • Reply May 18, 2016

    Sandra Veres

    Another meal Danielle and I will be making. Looks delish! Hope all is well.

    • Reply May 18, 2016

      krislongwell

      HI Sandra! All is well on our front…very busy, but all good. So many exciting things on the horizon for H2FaL. I made this dish a few days ago, and we just loved it. Both Wesley and I are trying to drop some pounds, and this really fit the bill. Hope you enjoy and Danielle enjoy it, and let us know what you think. xoxo

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