Pasta with Asparagus, preparing Spaghetti with Asparagus like a professional Chef, Recipe with many Tips
from Thomas Sixt
Hi, I am a German Chef and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Cooking questions I answer you gladly at the end of the articles. Have fun and good luck!
My recipe pasta with asparagus I present to you in this post. You can use green asparagus or white asparagus for this pasta dish. Both taste delicious.
In Germany, the asparagus season begins in April and ends on St John’s Day, 24 June. St John’s Day is popularly known as Asparagus New Year’s Eve.
I wish you all the best in cooking yourself and lots of fun in the kitchen!
Table of Contents
1. Shopping List for the Supermarket
For the asparagus pasta you need the following ingredients:
- A pack of pasta, I prefer spaghetti “Al bronzo” as pasta
- young garlic
- some cocktail tomatoes
- butter, olive oil
- salt, pepper, sugar, nutmeg
- Pecorino or Parmesan cheese
- Pesto or basil and pine nuts to make the pesto yourself
You can find the exact quantities below in the recipe Spaghetti with asparagus.
Pasta “Al Bronzo” is a special pasta. The pasta dough is driven through bronze nozzles. This pasta gets a rough surface and comes very, very close to the homemade pasta.
In spring I love the combination of young garlic and asparagus and I also show this with the asparagus risotto. You can also leave the garlic out if you don’t get the young garlic.
Since the asparagus season overlaps with the bear’s garlic season, a bear’s garlic pesto instead of basil pesto is a good idea. I will show you how to make your own bear’s garlic pesto in another article.
2. Prepare great Pasta Step by Step
For my asparagus spaghetti I first prepare the decoration and grave goods…Place the first cocktail tomatoes in a pan, marinate with olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar and either grill briefly at high heat or caramelize with the cream Brulee burner.
Next, cut the green of the young garlic thinly into slices and fry in hot oil. Place the crispy fried garlic on a paper towel and season with salt. Peel the green asparagus only at the ends, white asparagus 3-4 cm below the tips. Cut the asparagus into small pieces.
Arrange the pasta with asparagus on warm plates. Don’t forget cheese and olive oil! Sprinkle the pasta with the crispy garlic.
3. Pasta with asparagus recipe
Below you will find my recipe for spaghetti with asparagus. Wish you good luck!
Pasta with asparagus
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Pasta with asparagus and decoration
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Pasta with asparagus ingredients
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Marinate tomatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar and grill in a pan over high heat or caramelize with the cream Brulee Brenner. Prepare the tomatoes for later serving.
Cut young garlic green into thin slices and fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes until light brown.
Drain the crispy fried garlic on a paper towel and season with salt.
Grate the cheese finely and prepare it for serving.
Place a saucepan with water to cook the pasta and season to taste with salt and olive oil.
Peel the asparagus and cut off the ends, cut the asparagus spears into fine pieces up to the tips. Season a little water with salt, pepper and sugar and bring to the boil. Cook the asparagus pieces until al dente, let the water evaporate and let the asparagus pieces take some colour.
Cook the spaghetti al dente until al dente, drain, drain well in the pan with pesto and asparagus (without tips) and arrange the pasta on warm plates.
Sprinkle pasta with cheese, add caramelized cocktail tomatoes, add asparagus tips and sprinkle with crispy garlic. Sprinkle the risotto with some cold olive oil and serve quickly.