Pasta with Asparagus Recipe
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer, cookbook author and blogger.
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My pasta with asparagus recipe I present to you in this post.
You can use green asparagus or white asparagus for this pasta dish. Both taste delicious.
In Germany, the asparagus season begins in April and ends on St John’s Day, 24 June.
St John’s Day is popularly known as Asparagus New Year’s Eve.
I wish you all the best in cooking yourself and lots of fun in the kitchen!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Pasta with Asparagus
Below you will find my guide to fine noodles.
Wish you good luck!
Pasta with Asparagus
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple guide to prepare pasta with asparagus and pesto.
|40||g||Parmesan cheese (or Pecorino cheese)|
|1||bunch||Asparagus (green or white asparagus)|
|4||tbsp||basil pesto (or bear’s garlic pesto)|
Marinate tomatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar.
Grill in a pan over high heat or caramelize with the cream Brulee Brenner.
Prepare the tomatoes for later serving.
Cut young garlic green into thin slices and fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes until light brown.
Drain the crispy fried garlic on a paper towel and season with salt.
Grate the cheese finely and prepare it for serving.
Place a saucepan with water to cook the pasta and season to taste with salt and olive oil.
Peel the asparagus and cut off the ends, cut the asparagus spears into fine pieces up to the tips.
Season a little water with salt, pepper and sugar and bring to the boil.
Cook the asparagus pieces until al dente, let the water evaporate and let the asparagus pieces take some colour.
Cook the spaghetti until al dente, drain well.
Put noodles in the pan with pesto and asparagus (without tips) and arrange the pasta on warm plates.
Sprinkle pasta with cheese.
Add caramelized cocktail tomatoes.
Add asparagus tips and sprinkle with crispy garlic.
Sprinkle the Pasta with Asparagus with some cold olive oil and serve quickly.
2. Calories and Nutritional Values
3. Shopping List for Pasta with Asparagus
For the asparagus pasta you need the following ingredients:
- A pack of pasta, I prefer spaghetti “Al bronzo” as pasta
- young garlic
- some cocktail tomatoes
- butter, olive oil
- salt, pepper, sugar, nutmeg
- Pecorino or Parmesan cheese
- Pesto or basil and pine nuts to make the pesto yourself
Pasta “Al Bronzo” is a special pasta. The pasta dough is driven through bronze nozzles.
This pasta gets a rough surface and comes very, very close to the homemade pasta.
In spring I love the combination of young garlic and asparagus and I also show this with the asparagus risotto.
You can also leave the garlic out if you don’t get the young garlic.
Since the asparagus season overlaps with the wild garlic season, you can take it instead of basil pesto.
I will show you how to make your own wild garlic pesto in another article.
4. More Ideas for Noodles and Pasta
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