Penne with Asparagus

Yeah, I’m on an asparagus kick today.  I feel like I’m on Iron Chef and it’s the secret ingredient.  What can I say?  Beautiful, pencil-thin asparagus are plentiful right now, and I can’t resist.  Allez Cuisine?

  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flake
  • 2-3 dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 1 1/2″ pieces
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese for pasta (your favorite)
  • 1 lb. cooked Penne pasta

You can keep this dish low-carb by using Dreamfields pasta, which I did.  No one even knew the difference.

In a skillet, cook garlic, red pepper, hot pepper sauce in oil and butter for 2-3 minutes.

Add asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, 8-10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Add cheese and pour over cooked pasta.  Mix well. Mangia!

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2 responses

  1. That looks very good.

    August 11, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    • Thank you!

      August 11, 2010 at 8:53 pm

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