Pasta with asparagus and goat cheese

You may recall that we meant to have this last week and got sidetracked.  I already had the pasta and the goat cheese (I had used the asparagus but it was easy enough to get more and the asparagus from the produce stand has been out of this world.)  Here is the recipe:

Pasta with asparagus and goat cheese

  • pasta of your choice (I used small shells)
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 lb asparagus (tough ends broken off and chopped into 1 inch lengths)
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 oz goat cheese
  • grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to cooking directions.  Drain (reserve about 1/2 cup of cooking liquid.)

While pasta cooks sauté shallots and red pepper flakes in olive oil until shallots are soft (about 2 – 3 minutes).  Add asparagus and cook, stirring until crisp and tender (about 7 – 8 minutes).

Add pasta and cooking water to pan with shallots and asparagus.  Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and goat cheese to combine.  Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Spring/summer pasta

Spring/summer pasta

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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