For some odd reason, I’ve been craving pasta. And the odd part is that I’m not a “pasta” person.. which normally is fantastic since I’m have gluten issues 🙂
My hubby is a HUGE pasta fan. He loves pasta every way imaginable. He may not admit it…. but I know the truth.
Recipe ideas just sort-of “happen”…Really, I just kinda get a feeling, then the ingredients just come together, this is one of those times…. The first time I made this mix of flavors I told my hubby “This is one of the best things that have ever come out of my kitchen!” Of course that wasn’t well received since there have been so many good things he could quickly name he may like better … Well, tonight when I made it again, it certainly lived up to our expectations…possibly exceeding our expectations!
This is a classic example of how well seasonal foods work together. Why the in season goodies are your best bet, Always. And again this is a great example of how simple it is to cook good REAL food from scratch with very little skill and ability.
Here’s how I made my Spring Pasta Saute´
- 3c of cooked pasta (I used a mix of gluten free penne and spirals)
- 2c Fresh Mushrooms (I used Morel Mushroom and Shiitakes but any fresh mushroom will work)
- 3/4c Coarsely chopped spring onions/scallions or ramps bulbs
- 1/3c sliced scallion tops or ramp greens
- 1/2c Asparagus (fresh is best but frozen would work too)
- 1 & 1/2c Peas (I used frozen but if you have fresh please use them!!!)
- 1/4c+ Butter or Ghee or coconut oil
- Sea Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, and Garlic Powder to taste
- Shredded Parmesan Cheese, optional
In a large skillet, over medium heat sauté mushrooms in butter until cooked, then add in chopped onions… when onions are just becoming translucent and soft.. add in peas and asparagus, season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Sauté everything together until veggies are al dente then toss in your pasta and scallion tops (add the pasta last so that it doesn’t over cook and fall apart)… Taste and season as needed and add additional butter so that your pasta isn’t dry. Top with shredded parmesan cheese just before serving, if desired. Enjoy!