The sun is shining. Tank tops are out, and patios are packed. It's spring!
I want pasta. Not heavy lasagna, but light spring pasta. So pick and choose from the options below, and follow the simple formula to create your personalized spring pasta.
Spring Pasta Free-For-All
Choose a pasta:
spaghetti, linguine, bowtie, etc.
Choose as many veggies as you please:
mushrooms, tomatoes, onion, garlic, zucchini, asparagus, bell peppers, etc.
Choose a protein:
shrimp, poached salmon, smoked salmon, smoked sausage, pulled chicken, etc.
Choose a 'finisher':
basil, parsley, capers, lemon, etc.
Additional ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, white wine and butter
1. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil and saute vegetables for about 3 minutes. Add a cup-ish of white wine and let simmer for about 15 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons-ish of butter and whisk together to finish the sauce. Add your cooked protein of choice and heat through.
2. Boil water and cook according to instructions on package. Remove pasta with slotted spoon or tongs and place directly into sauce.
3. Add 'finisher' and stir together.
Enjoy immediately for hot pasta, and enjoy chilled leftovers for 2-3 days.