Buckwheat pasta primavera

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2½ cup Canned low-salt chicken broth or water
1 ounce Dried shiitake mushrooms
12 Sun-dried tomatoes; (not packed in oil; about 1 ounce)
1 large Carrot; peeled, cut into matchstick-size strips, (about 1 1/2 cups)
8 ounces Sugar snap peas; trimmed
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
1 large Onion; sliced
1 Yellow bell pepper; cut into strips
4 Garlic cloves; minced
¼ cup Whipping cream
12 ounces Dried buckwheat pasta; (fancy soba)*
1 cup Freshly grated Parmesan cheese; (about 2 ounces)
2 Green onions; sliced
Additional freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
4 Servings

Buckwheat noodles give this classic spring pasta dish a nifty twist. Uncork your favorite Chardonnay.

*Dried buckwheat pasta is available at Asian markets and in the Asian section of many supermarkets.

Bring broth to simmer in heavy medium saucepan. Rinse mushrooms briefly under cold water. Add mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes to broth; simmer until tender, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer mushrooms and tomatoes to plate; cool. Add carrot and sugar snap peas to broth and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.Using slotted spoon, transfer vegetables to another plate. Boil broth remaining in saucepan until reduced to ¼ cup, about 5 minutes. Reserve broth. Discard mushroom stems. Slice mushroom caps and tomatoes.

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté until tender and golden, about 8 minutes. Add bell pepper and garlic; stir until bell pepper is tender, about 4 minutes. Add carrot, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, reserved broth and cream to skillet and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, about 4 minutes. Drain. Place pasta in large bowl. Pour vegetables and sauce over pasta. Sprinkle with 1 cup Parmesan; toss to coat. Garnish with green onions. Serve, passing additional Parmesan separately.

Bon Appétit April 1995

Posted to recipelu-digest by Sandy <sandysno@...> on Feb 24, 1998

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