Saturday, May 31, 2014

Day One-Hundred Sixteen - Pesto Bow Ties with Peas (5.29.14)


Ingredients
  • 1 tube (2.8 oz) Amore Pesto Paste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz bow tie pasta
  • 6-7 oz frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup grated (or shredded) Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Whisk together the pesto paste and olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. Add bow tie pasta, peas, and salt to taste to boiling water.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender yet still firm to the bite. Scoop out 1/2 cup of the cooking water and set it aside (if desired for thinning the sauce). 
  5. Drain pasta and add it to the bowl with the sauce. Toss well, adding some of the hot pasta water as desired to thin the sauce.
  6. Add the grated cheese and black pepper to taste. Toss again. Serve hot.
Opinions

Potter: This tasted pretty good. It was a very quick very easy recipe with a lot of room for options (see Katie's opinion below). I'm a big fan of pesto in general but I've never used the paste before, turns out it tastes pretty darn good. Next time we'll have to try and make our own home-made pesto and see if we can beat it.

Katie: This pasta dish was good. The recipe definitely leaves room for testing out different things. You can use various pastas, green vegetables, cheese and also could add some other spices. It didn't take long to make so it is a good one to have when time is tight.