You can make primavera sauce with or without cream, I happen to like it creamy and with lots of parmesan cheese. Any vegetables can be used, the best are the stronger veggies like broccoli, peas, carrots, bell peppers and onion. Some recipes suggest that you blanch the veggies first, but I prefer to just pop them in the boiling pasta water a couple of minutes for the pasta is finished. Also, I like to sautee some mushrooms with onion and garlic before adding double cream and boiling up until thick. I like lots and lots of freshly ground pepper and tons of parmesan cheese to season the sauce and then just mix it all up together! Last night I shaved some long strips of carrot, thiny sliced some broccoli and leeks, and I also added some chopped tomatoes to the sauteed mushrooms. Oh! And don't forget a couple of HUGE handfuls of parsley!
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Spring has Sprung! Pasta Primavera for our first meal
While not technically our first meal as newly weds, last night was the first night I have felt like cooking (we had chinese take away sunday night and ate out at my parent's monday night) and I threw together a quick pasta primavera...to celebrate spring and our new life!!