Tagliatelle with Green Asparagus

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Tagliatelle with Green Asparagus
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
25 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
300 grams Asparagus (green)
200 grams Pancetta sliced, can substitute non-smoked bacon)
olive oil (extra-virgin)
1 garlic (finely chopped)
butter
salt
peppers (white)
lemons (juice)
400 grams Tagliatelle
How healthy are the main ingredients?
olive oilgarlicsaltlemon

Preparation steps

1.

Rinse asparagus, remove the tough ends and cut into about 3 cm (approximately 1-inch) long pieces. Blanche in plenty of salted water for about 6-8 minutes. Drain. Slice the pancetta into wide strips.

2.

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a skillet and saute the garlic until golden. Add the asparagus and pancetta, and lightly saute in hot oil.

3.

Cook the tagliatelle in boiling salted water until al dente. Reserve   1 cup of cooking water and drain pasta. Stir together the pasta with 1 tablespoon butter, the cooking water, pepper, lemon juice, pancetta and asparagus. Arrange in shallow bowls and serve immediately.