The name says it all! Fresh asparagus is simmered with garlic and light cream, and served atop linguine pasta. Serve with shredded cheese, if desired.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 pint light cream
- 1 pound linguine pasta
- 1 lemon, juiced
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes; drain.
In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Saute garlic and asparagus for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the cream and simmer for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add linguine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and transfer to a serving dish.
Stir lemon juice into asparagus mixture; pour mixture over pasta.