The arrival of spring brings on the table the best vegetables of the year, including asparagus.
Rich in water, low in fat, free of cholesterol, asparagus is a wealth for our diet.
These tasty vegetables, with a delicate flavor, find their ideal complement in the sweetness of the cherry tomatoes that give the dish color and creativity.
As a pasta shape, Antonio Amato chose Sigarette n.76, with an elegant shape. Their a strong point? The smooth surface and the practical cut version that makes them suitable for many different recipes.
Sigarette Antonio Amato pasta with asparagus and cherry tomatoes is a simple and quick first course, perfect for enjoying all the taste of spring.
INGREDIENT FOR 4 SERVINGS
320 gr Antonio Amato Sigarette pasta
500 gr Asparagus
250 gr Cherry tomatoes
EVO oil Antonio Amato to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese to taste
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
In a large pot boil 4 cups water with salt. When boiling, add asparagus and cook 8-10 minutes, until tender crisp. Drain asparagus in colander reserving 1 cup liquid before draining.
Fill pot with salted water, cover and boil for pasta. When water boils cook pasta according to package directions for al dente.
Meanwhile, in a sauté pan heat olive oil. Add shallot and cook until golden, add cherry tomatoes and asparagus, salt and pepper and sauté about 1-2 minutes.
After pasta is drained return to pot with sauce, toss with asparagus and mix well. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. If pasta seems too dry add more reserved liquid a tablespoon at a time.
Serve with additional grated cheese.
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