Whole Wheat Penne Pasta Primavera. Recipe

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Whole wheat penne pasta Primavera.

maria maxey

By
@crazychelf

Heather way changing eating habits,so it goes.2012
So i did this dish my way pasta,primavera..ENJOYED tossed making a meal out of leftovers.I ALSO MADE IT WILL SHRIMP ITS TO DIE,OR LIVE FOR IT.ENJOY IT AND SHARING MEMORIES.Sharing with my grandbabies and friends.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

3/4 c
whole wheat penne or twirl pasta
1 lb
fresh asparagus , cut into (2- inch pieces.)
2 large
red bell peppers
2 large
yellow bell pepper
1/2 c
fresh shelled peas.(or frozen peas)
12
oz )boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pd shrimp)
3/4 tsp
salt,divide
1/4 tsp
black pepper,or fresh red crushed pepper (divide )
2 1/2 tsp
good olive oil .(portuguese.)divided
1/2 c
fresh shallots chopped
1/2 c
low fat sour cream (fat free)
1/2 c
fresh sliced chives
1/3 c
fresh chopped basil
1 1/2 Tbsp
fresh grated lemon peel.
2
fresh cloves garlic chopped
u can also toss fresh cheese on top of dish or even add more zest favor by using more lemon or lime .

Directions Step-By-Step

1
COOK Whole wheat pasta ,according to package directions.

ADDING asparagus, bell peppers and peas during last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.

DRAIN , it and save (reserving 1/4 to 1/2 of pasta water for later.

RETURN ...pasta to pot.
2
MEANWHILE ,sprinkle chicken with 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 of the pepper.

HEAT. 1tablespoon.. of olive oil,in a large cast iron fry pan, over medium heat-- high heat until hot....COOK chicken 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.

Turning once ,remove chicken .COVER Loosely witfoil.
3
HEAT remaining 1- tsp.oil in the cast iron pan ,until hot....
COOK and stir shallots i minute or until .CRISP- Tender

ADD sour cream; bring to a boil.,add 2,crushed cloves fresh garlic. Stir in the Reserved cooking pasta water.
4
ADD chives, basil ,lemon peel and the remaining salt and pepper for taste.

POUR OVER ..... PENNE PASTA THINLY SLICED CHICKEN; Toss with the penne.

IF using shrimp only cook the shrimp just for a few minutes until no longer pink.(so it want be overcooked.(cook shrimp last until ready to mix everything together .
5
ENJOY IT WITH A NICE GLASS OF WHITE WINE.( a glass of water lemon twist, side salad even fresh garlic bread ) Or no bread. IT'S fantastic by it self as a meal.

ENJOY IT FROM GRANDMEY'S TABLE TO YOUS.1/6/2012