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Tomato and Asparagus "Carbonara"

Category: Main Dishes
posted by: kyates17
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Ingredients:

  • quarts water

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound (1-inch) diagonally cut trimmed asparagus

  • garlic cloves, minced

  • pint cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 ounces pecorino Romano cheese, finely grated (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • large egg

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Directions:
  1. 1. Bring 3 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven.
  2. 2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add asparagus; sauté 3 1/2 minutes. Add garlic; sauté for 1 minute. Add tomatoes; cook for 6 minutes or until tomatoes are tender.
  3. 3. Combine cheese, salt, pepper, and egg in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  4. 4. Add pasta to boiling water; cook 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and toss pasta immediately with egg mixture. Add tomato mixture, tossing until sauce thickens. Divide pasta equally among 4 bowls. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon basil. Serve immediately.
  5. Wine Match: The bright, dry acidity of a sauvignon blanc will ­complement the grassy asparagus (and won't bring out an unflattering metallic taste). Try a fuller-bodied California wine like Simi Winery's Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc ($14), with crisp lemon and rich tropical notes. --Gretchen Roberts
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