Back in the blog
Finally back and time to start blogging again. With the sun out today and spring around the corner I am craving asparagus. So tonight for dinner this is the plan, not a prefect recipe but follow along and this is great for 4 people.
Cheese Tortellini tossed with Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes and Pesto
Cook off 1 package of your favourite tortellini or stuffed pasta. For the sauce, trim 1 bunch of asparagus into 2″ pieces and blanch in boiling salted water or 1 minute (can use this water to cook pasta after) and put aside. In a sauce pan saute 2sliced shallots and two chopped cloves of garlic in a few tablespoons of olive oil. Add to taste 2-3 tbsp of premade pesto sauce, 1/4 cup of the pasta water, zest of 1 lemon and simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Add asparagus and 1 small container of grape tomatoes sliced in half. Bring back to a boil and add cooked pasta and toss. Topped with toasted pinenuts and fresh grated Parmesan cheese. Quick 15 minute meal and full of flavour. For wine maybe a crisp sauvignon blanc or a pinot noir. Don’t forget a crunch baguette to dip in the extra sauce and a mixed green salad on the side.