Bowtie Pasta with Asparagus, Shitakes and Spring Peas

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Ready in 30 minutes

The appearance of peas at the farmer's market signifies the arrival of spring, and this dish has a combination of three different varieties. Green peas quickly lose their freshness after being picked, so frozen peas actually offer the best quality unless you are able to obtain them extremely fresh. Asparagus is best in the late spring, when the most flavorful and tender sprouts are readily available. Feel free to also play around with different varieties of mushrooms as well !


2 pounds Asparagus; , peeled, trimmed
3 tablespoon Olive oil
2 teaspoon Salt; , or to taste
1 cup Snow peas
1 cup Sugar snap peas
2 cups Green peas; , frozen
1 pound Bow tie pasta (farfalle); , dried
1 tablespoon Butter
3 cups Shitakes; , sliced
3 tablespoon Shallots; , minced
3 tablespoon Marjoram; , chopped
1/4 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper; , or to taste
2 bunches Scallions; , split lengthwise, thinly sliced
Parmesan cheese; , shaved, to taste

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Bring a medium saucepan of salted water to a boil to blanch the peas and a large pot of salted water to boil to cook the pasta. Preheat the broiler.

Toss the asparagus with the oil and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Place in a baking pan under the broiler for 8 minutes, until tender. Slice the asparagus into 1-inch pieces.

Cook each type of pea separately in the boiling water until almost tender, about 2 minutes each. Remove them from the water using a slotted spoon or small strainer. Reserve.

Cook the pasta in boiling water until tender to the bite, about 10-12 minutes. Drain.

Heat the butter in a saute pan until it begins to turn brown. Add the shitakes and shallots. Saute until the shallots and mushrooms are slightly brown.

Add the asparagus, green peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, marjoram, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of salt. Heat the vegetables thoroughly.

Toss the pasta with the cooked vegetables and scallions.

Just before serving, place a few shavings of cheese on each portion.

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Pasta detracted from the vegtables
Cap44 5y ago

Terrific taste of spring.
stevemur 5y ago

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