Here is a recipe we sort of just made up with some things we had on hand. Now I ask for it regularly, ha. I had this post made up and saved and then it got pushed down the list with other posts in progress. I thought it was time to pull it back up to the top and post it!
We decided to call it "Three P Pasta":
Saute the pancetta in a skillet over medium high heat with the shallots until brown and caramelized.
Add the peas and pea shoots and saute for a few more minutes. While this is all happening, boil some pasta in salted water, we used linguine. Turn off the heat.
Take the pasta out of the water with tongs and put it into the pan immediately with the peas and pancetta so that some of the water drips in and helps create a bit of sauce. The hot pasta steams the pea shoots a bit. Add the pepper and lemon juice now and then toss.
|THREE P PASTA (Pancetta Pea Parmesan)|
The last thing to do is to dish it into bowls, shave some fresh Parmesan over the top of it all and serve. Holy cow, delicious and yummy, and as I said it quickly became one of my new favorite dishes.
1 lb of pancetta
1 lb fettuccine pasta
1 pkg of frozen peas, thawed
A handful or two of pea shoots
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pepper to taste
See above photos for steps.