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Menu Plan for Spring II: Week 8, Wednesday

Pasta Primavera with Tuna

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     This a bit of a traditional 'Primavera', in that it has tomatoes and pepper in it.  It still reflects spring with the mangetout and asparagus. 

Pasta Primavera with Tuna

Total time: 30 minutes
     I've made this Primavera' a little more 'spring-like', added some tuna to make it a full main course rather than just a hearty side dish and finished it with a light egg/Parmesan sauce. 

Pasta Primavera with Tuna Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet, medium saucepan, pot and colander
for pasta

Put water on high heat for pasta
Heat water for asparagus
Trim, cut asparagus
Cut pepper
Trim, cut snow peas
Grate Parmesan
Start to cook pasta
Parboil asparagus, drain, rinse

Open, drain tuna
     When pasta is 10 minutes from done:
Whisk egg
Add Parmesan to egg, whisk
Sauté red pepper
Add asparagus, mangetout, sauté
Add tuna to skillet, break up
Drain pasta, reserving some cooking liquid
Add pasta to pan, stir
Add 2 tbs hot cooking water to egg, whisk
Add egg/Parmesan to pasta, stir well
Put pasta in bowl, add tomatoes, herbs
Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan, serve