Whole wheat penne pasta Primavera.
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.
3/4 cwhole wheat penne or twirl pasta
1 lbfresh asparagus , cut into (2- inch pieces.)
2 largered bell peppers
2 largeyellow bell pepper
1/2 cfresh shelled peas.(or frozen peas)
12oz )boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 pd shrimp)
1/4 tspblack pepper,or fresh red crushed pepper (divide )
2 1/2 tspgood olive oil .(portuguese.)divided
1/2 cfresh shallots chopped
1/2 clow fat sour cream (fat free)
1/2 cfresh sliced chives
1/3 cfresh chopped basil
1 1/2 Tbspfresh grated lemon peel.
2fresh 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 .
How to Make Whole wheat penne pasta Primavera.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 .
- 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