recipe

Sauted Asparagus Tips and Peas

Aired April 7, 2009

Ingredients
2 tablespoons EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 shallots, finely chopped
1 bunch asparagus, tips cut from stalks
1/4 cup chicken stock
2 10-ounce boxes frozen peas, defrosted
Salt and ground black pepper
3/4 cup ricotta cheese
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Preparation

Place a large skillet over medium heat with 2 turns of the pan of EVOO, about 2 tablespoons. Add the shallots to the pan and cook until tender, 4-5 minutes.

Add the asparagus tips and stock to the pan and cook until the asparagus is tender, 2-3 minutes. Add the peas to the pan and cook until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

While the veggies are cooking, combine the ricotta with the mint and parsley in a small bowl. To serve, transfer the veggies to a serving dish and top with the herbed ricotta.

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