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Thursday, May 06, 2010

A plate of Springtime!

It is springtime! We had a mix of weather this weekend. Sunshine, thunderstorms, sticky humidity, and clear breezes. Springtime in Alabama~ happy May.

This is a perfect recipe for a light dinner, using the fresh tiny asparagus, zesty lemon, and crunchy pine nuts on a plate of linguine.

Linguine with Asparagus
1/2 pound linguine
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts
4 cloves garlic sliced
1 big bunch asparagus, cut into 1 inch slices
1 Tbs capers
1 cup shaved parmiginao reggiano
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook the linguine according to the directions in well salted water.

In a skillet, heat the olive oil, stir in the pine nuts and garlic cooking 1-2 minutes until lightly browned. Add the bite sized asparagus, and cook until just tender.
Add the vegetables to the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with parmiginao just before serving.
Doesn't that just look like a plate of springtime?

Y'all enjoy!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks soooo yummy...thanks for sharing:)


Anonymous said...

That looks delicious. It makes me long for spring.


Bo said...

This pasta looks delicious!

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I have to agree; it DOES look like springtime!! Gonna have to give this one a whirl! Thank you.

Bellini Valli said...

With all of the local Spring asparagus in the markets this recipe ios a must Sandi.

nancyhol said...

It looks great, Sandi! And very springlike!

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