Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Pasta with Fresh Peas, Arugula, and Goat Cheese
This weeks Recipe comes from author Elizabeth Bard. I just started reading her book Lunch in Paris. A love story with recipes, which is off to a wonderful start and the bonus is all the recipes that she has included within the chapters on her journey through love and Paris. So I decided to try this one and share... mmmm.
1 pound bow tie pasta
2 cups peas
3/4 cup good-quality Italian pesto sauce, or more to taste
2 large handfuls of arugula
8 ounces soft goat cheese, crumbled
Freshly ground black pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta. When the pasta has 1 minute left on the clock, add the peas.
Make sure the heat is extra high, so that the peas don't drastically lower the temperature of the water.
Drain the pasta and peas, then return them to the pot. Add the pesto and stir to combine. Add the arugula and toss lightly.
Divide the pasta among 4 shallow bowls. Crumble the goat cheese on top and add a grind of pepper. Serve immediately.
Yield: 4 servings.
Source Lunch in Paris