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Pistachio and Asparagus Penne

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This recipe for a Pistachio and Asparagus Penne is a quick, easy, and healthy to prepare.

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2 tbsp Olive oil, extra virgin
1/4 lb (100g) pancetta
3/4 cup (70g) breadcrumbs
3/4 lb (350g) asparagus, cut into 2cm pieces
1 box (450g) penne pasta
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 red pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tsp thyme, chopped
8 (40g) olives, pitted and halved
3/4 cups (100g) pistachio, chopped
1 & 1/4 cup (300ml) double cream (heavy cream)

1. Heat about 2 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the breadcrumbs until brown. Drain them on kitchen towel and set them aside.

2. Blanch the asparagus, drain it and refresh it in ice cold water to retain the color. Cook the pasta as per the instructions on the package. Add a little oil into a frying pan, cook the pancetta, pepper and thyme for 2 minutes.

3. Add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the asparagus and cook over a high heat for two minutes. Add in the cream and warm through. Drain the pasta and stir into the sauce. Sprinkle with the olives and chopped pistachio and breadcrumbs check for seasoning and serve immediately

Pistachio and Asparagus Penne


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