You got to try this!!!!

asparagus goat cheese pasta



Just made this last night… this pasta is really simple and delicious!!! The lemon really has its place on it!! Loved it!!!


1 pound spiral-shaped pasta
1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon plus more for garnish
1 5- to 5 1/2-ounce log soft fresh goat cheese (the pre-crumbled stuff will not melt as well)
Fresh lemon juice to taste (optional)


Cook your pasta in a large pot of well-salted water until it is almost tender, or about three minutes shy of what the package suggests. Add asparagus and cook until firm-tender, another two to three minutes. Drain both pasta and asparagus together, reserving one cup of pasta water.


Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon peel, tarragon and cheese in a large bowl, breaking up the goat cheese as you put it in. Add hot pasta and asparagus to bowl, along with a couple slashes of the pasta water. Toss until smoothly combined, adding more pasta water if needed. Season genersously with salt and pepper, and lemon juice if you feel it needs a little extra kick. (We did.)


http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/05/asparagus-goat-cheese-and-lemon-pasta/

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 6:58 am
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38chi
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looks and sounds yummy!

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 12:05 pm
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looks delish!

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 12:15 pm
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That sounds awesome!
Posted on July 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm
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mmmm...sounds good!

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 7:44 am
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I just did again last night!! DH loves it!!!

Posted on July 12, 2010 at 7:56 am
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mmm, do-lish will try it.

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:45 am
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*drooool*


I love pasta! FI is not a big fan though, booo!

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 8:03 pm

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