Asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta

April 11, 2012

Asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta
Adapted from keyingredient.com
Asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from keyingredient.com

Ingredients

  • shaped pasta 1 pound slender asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1

  • to 1 1/2

  • inch pieces 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon plus more for garnish 1 5

  • to 5 1/2

  • ounce log soft fresh goat cheese (the pre

  • crumbled stuff will not melt as well) Fresh lemon juice to taste (optional)

Directions

Directions Cook your pasta in a large pot of well-salted water until it is almost tender, or about three minutes shy of what the package suggests. Add asparagus and cook until firm-tender, another two to three minutes. Drain both pasta and asparagus together, reserving one cup of pasta water. Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon peel, tarragon and cheese in a large bowl, breaking up the goat cheese as you put it in. Add hot pasta and asparagus to bowl, along with a couple slashes of the pasta water. Toss until smoothly combined, adding more pasta water if needed. Season genersously with salt and pepper, and lemon juice if you feel it needs a little extra kick. (We did.) Cook your pasta in a large pot of well-salted water until it is almost tender, or about three minutes shy of what the package suggests. Add asparagus and cook until firm-tender, another two to three minutes. Drain both pasta and asparagus together, reserving one cup of pasta water. Meanwhile, combine olive oil, lemon peel, tarragon and cheese in a large bowl, breaking up the goat cheese as you put it in. Add hot pasta and asparagus to bowl, along with a couple slashes of the pasta water. Toss until smoothly combined, adding more pasta water if needed. Season genersously with salt and pepper, and lemon juice if you feel it needs a little extra kick. (We did.)

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