Fettuccine with Asparagus

Fettuccine with Asparagus

A very tasty and colourful Spring pasta.

4 servings
Preparation 15 min
Cooking 15 min

430 calories per serving 


Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil   30 mL
20 asparagus, average size   400 g
320 g fettuccine (fresh)    
2 tbsp butter, unsalted   28 g
1 shallots, finely chopped   40 g
1 clove garlic, finely chopped    
15 mini-tomatoes (cherry, miniature or grape)   1 cup
100 g feta cheese, diced    
1/3 cup cream 15%   85 mL
1 pinch nutmeg, to taste    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving plates warm on the stove while you're preparing the dish.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230ºC/450ºF.
  2. Prepare the asparagus. Lay the asparagus in a single layer on an oiled baking tray. Coat thoroughly with oil, then add a little salt. Bake in the middle of the oven until the asparagus change colour, about 8-10 min, depending on their size. Shake the tray a couple times during cooking, so that the asparagus will cook evenly. Set aside.
  3. To save time, the rest of the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time.
  4. Cook the fresh pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water, exactly as you would do for dried pasta. The cooking time is written on the package: the pasta is ready when just tender but still firm to the bite (al dente).
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the finely chopped shallot and garlic, then sauté 2-3 min. Add the mini-tomatoes. Cut the asparagus into bite-size pieces (about 1,5 cm) and add them to the pan. Dice the feta and stir it into the pan. Mix well, then lower the heat to very low. Pour in the cream. Add just a little salt (feta cheese is rather salty), pepper, and grated nutmeg to taste.
  6. Pour the drained pasta into the pan, mix well and adjust the seasoning.
  7. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (340g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

430

Fat

19 g

30 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0.2 g

47 %

Cholesterol

100 mg

Sodium

300 mg

13 %

Carbohydrate

50 g

17 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

15 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

15 %

Calcium

15 %

Iron

30 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 2 servings
Milk and Alternatives: ½ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Pantothenic Acid, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Iron, Manganese, Niacin, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Pasta | Vegetables | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | High Fibre | High Iron | Kosher | Vegetarian | Easter | Italian

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