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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Lagostini Primavera

Lagostini Primavera 

So last night I made this scrumptious little dinner. It was extremely fast and super easy. I'll go out on a limb and assume that most the of the ingredients are in your fridge because they are the basic staples of all fridges. Because I hate throwing out food and love using leftovers for "new" dinners, I'll tell you a little secret .... When I make asparagus as a side dish, during preparation I do not throw out the ends. I cut them into tiny pieces. Then I freeze them for when I need to use them. In this recipe you will see them because I used them as a base for the Primavera. I also will use them in Minestrone soup...Fyi. This is an easy meal...I hope you enjoy and Bon Appetite. 


1 Medium Sweet Onion chopped
2 Cups Asparagus chopped
2 Cups Cherry Tomatoes chopped
1 Cup Scallions chopped
2 Carrots Chopped
2 Cups Escarole cleaned and chopped (not cooked) 
Fresh Chopped Parsley
1 TBLS Mrs. Dash 
3 Whole garlic 
4 Large White Mushrooms Chopped
3 Lbs Cooked Chopped Logostini (I bought mine at Costco) 
1/4 Cup White wine (if you won't drink it, don't cook with it)
1 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Cup Tomato Broth 
1 Pound Capellini Pasta 


On med-low heat and in a non stick pan add the EVOO and whole garlic. After a couple of minutes, add the onions, mushrooms, asparagus, scallions, escarole, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper, and carrots. Sautee everything until all the veggies are cooked through and onions are transparent. Allow to simmer 10 minutes. Add Mrs. Dash seasoning. Then add fresh chopped parsley. Allow to simmer another ten minutes. Then add Chicken broth, white wine, and tomato broth and Lagostini. Allow ten more minutes to simmer. Afterwards start the pasta water to boil, once boiling add salt. Then add pasta and cook until al dente. Once pasta is cooked, scoop pasta out with a strainer and place in a pasta bowl. Then add Lagostini Primavera. If pasta seems dry...add salted pasta water to dish. This dish is scrumptious and so easy to make. Enjoy Friends. 

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