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  • Writer's pictureRosangela Atte

Gemelli Primavera

This pasta is the perfect dish to welcome the eagerly awaited #springseason !๐ŸŒท Spring in #vancouver is absolutely stunning, but so is autumn with all the red and orange trees ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ The cherry blossom trees line the streets with the most beautiful pale pink, it is a sight to behold!๐ŸŒธ Anyway, back to this delicious pasta!

INGREDIENTS FOR 2-4 PEOPLE ๐ŸŒฑ250 gr. #gemellipasta ๐ŸŒฑ150 ml #heavycream ๐ŸŒฑ1 medium#leek ๐ŸŒฑ2 cups of baby bella #mushrooms ๐ŸŒฑ1 large #zucchini ๐ŸŒฑ1 red bell #pepper ๐ŸŒฑ1 cup #asparagus ๐ŸŒฑ1 cup ripe grape or cherry #tomatoes ๐ŸŒฑ1 cup petit #peas ๐ŸŒฑZest of 1 lemon ๐ŸŒฑJuice of 1/2 #lemon ๐ŸŒฑFresh dill, basil, parsley or tarragon ๐ŸŒฑ3 tbs unsalted butter ๐ŸŒฑSalt to taste

METHOD 1. While the pasta water is coming to a boil, heat up a wide pan on medium heat. 2. Add butter, and once melted add sliced leek, a pinch of salt and cover. 3. Let the leek sweat until soft. 4. Once leek has softened, add sliced mushrooms and cook until slightly caramelized. 5. Add the diced zucchini and peppers, stir and cook until slightly tender. 6. Once water boils, add salt and pasta. 7. Add the chopped asparagus to the other veggies, stir and cook for a couple of minutes. 8. Add the halved tomatoes, a pinch of salt, cover and cook until tomatoes are tender and have released their juices. 9. Once tomatoes have softened, add cream and bring to a simmer. 10. Add peas, stir and cook for 2 minutes. 12. Once pasta is almost al dente, add it to the sauce, along with some pasta water and toss on low for a couple of minutes. 11. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, minced herbs, taste for seasoning and you're done ! Buon Appetito Amici!โค๐ŸŒท

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