Asparagus is in season and readily available, which means spring is not far behind. Asparagus Pasta can be served as a main meal or as a side course.
2 Pounds Fresh Asparagus (Washed & Trimmed)
1/3 Cup Dijon Mustard
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Shallots
2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
1 Teaspoon Anchovy Paste
1 Pound Spaghetti
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Slice asparagus into 1 inch pieces.
In medium-size pot add water and bring to boil. Add asparagus and cook 3 minutes until tender. Drain.
In small-size bowl combine Dijon mustard, olive oil, shallots, garlic, and anchovy paste.
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain, reserving some pasta water.
In large-size serving bowl mix pasta with asparagus and Dijon mustard mixture. Add some reserved pasta water if you need a bit more moisture. Add kosher salt and pepper.
Garnish with Parmesan cheese.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time:15 Minutes
Total Time:30 Minutes
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