Saturday 14 May 2011

Linguine con asparagi, pancetta e limone

Doesn't that title sounds so sexy :-) well actually it is just Asperagus,pancetta and lemon linguine :-)
For the last two weekends ( this weekend ) it has been just Shyama and I at home. As hubby was gone out of Belgium.
Ofcourse when he is not home I do miss him.
But it has been also very good just to spend time with Shyama alone.

Not that we have been going to the next city for spending a whole afternoon looking to the shops and going to a coffee shop etc... which we would have loved to, but she will be soon having exams next months and these days weekends are spend learning especially saturday.
The weekend when it was Mother's day we had a cosy dinner and then late evening we made a cocktail and enjoyed and watched a luvvy duvvy mocie which we usually won't watch when hubby is there as he thinks it is too musshy, well S also thinks when I choose to see a musshy movie but then as she do love a romantic movie even though she woudn't admit to that :-)
So now to the recipe.
Ok we love Asperagus, green and the white variety.
When I say we I mean hubby and me not S. She fished out all the asperagus and gave it to me.
So now that it isin full season I thought I will make something with them before I start moaning that the season is gone and that I didn't make anything with them when I had the chance.
This is a recipe from Taste Italia Magazine.
Sending this delcious pasta to Pasta presto Nights and the host is Cassie, of the Kitchen Alchemist.
Serves 4
250 gm Pancetta cubed. ( I bought from the delli in one fat piece and cubed them myself)
One onion finley chopped
1 garlic finley chopped
250 gm Green Aspergus, woody ends trimmed, spears cut into small pieces.
350 gm dried Linguine ( I didn't have them so used normal pasta)
200 ml double cream
200 ml Cream fraiche ( if you don't get them you can use sour cream)
2 large egg yolks
40 gm Parmesan grated plus extra to serve
Grated zest of one lemon
Salt and freshly ground peper.

1. Heat a frying pan. And add the pancetta.
You will not need any oil as there is a lot of fat in pancetta.
Fry the pancetta really crispy, remove them with a slotted spoon and keep in a plate.
Add the onions and garlic in the pan fry them for few minutes , add the asperagus and fry them for few minutes untill it has begun to soft. Add the fried pancetta back to the pan.
2. In the mean time bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the pasta annd cook according to the packet instructions, but cook it for a minute or two less, so it is little under done.
3. Mean while mix together the double cream, cream fraiche,egg yolks, parmesan and lemon zest in a bowl,then season with salt and peper.
4. Drain the cooked pasta, make sure to keep a bit of the pasta water, so you can add to the dish if needed.
5. Add the pasta to the pan together with the sauce mis and give it a good mix untill it is evenly incorporated and all the ingridients are cooked. If you need add a bit of the pasta water which we kept aside.
Serve with a good grating of parmesan chees and black pepper.


La Cuisine d'Helene said...

I love any pastas. This is a perfect recipe for the Spring. Looks so good.

Cham said...

So u ladies are enjoying watching movies... The linguine is creamy and delicious with pancetta!

Sarah said...

aww.. such a sweet mother's day! Ive never tried linguine! Your post makes me want to try it soon :)

Angie's Recipes said...

I have been in the mood for the pastas...this looks so tasty!
Pancetta makes pasta taste better!

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely pasta...looks yummy!!

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely pasta...looks yummy!!

Cakelaw said...

LOL - French and Italian always do sound sexier than English. A lovely dish Finla.

Vimitha Durai said...

Thats a very creamy pasta... Looks so tasty...

Priya Suresh said...

Picture itself makes me hungry, inviting pasta..

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

delicious n healthy pastas..

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Raks said...

Nice recipe,sounds very nice,now I crave for some pasta :)

Linda said...

This pasta looks so lucious, HC, just like a love story yes? :)

Priya Sreeram said...

looks good- have fun !

Maria♥ said...

What a gorgeous spring/summer pasta dish!


Bong Mom said...

Good girly time you must have had. i so agree about the mushy movie.

Sunitha said...

I love romantic movies. I force my husband to see some with him. It's like this - when I chose the movie it will be a romantic comedy and when he does action adventure, thrillers..etc, etc. And yeah.. it's good to have girl time.

The header does look like some endearment from harlequin romance ;) kidding!

Unknown said...

that looks succulent and luscious!

sra said...

I wish we got asparagus more often and at a rational price - see it very rarely and then it is some absurd price.

Haven't eaten pasta in a while!

Mandira said...

call it by any name, it looks delicious and fabulous!

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Cassie said...

Thanks for submitting to PPN! The roundup is posted. I'm so glad I got to link to this delicious pasta dish! Asparagus is one of my favorites

Jaya M said...

loved the recipe with linguines but we dont get much asparagus here , quite costly here ..white ones ? wow never knew white asparagus..good way to have some all girly time ..hugs and smiles

Graziana said...

I think I will try soon the aspargus-lemon combo!

Claudia said...

What a lovely Mother's Day and the pasta with pancetta and asperagus sounds yummy.