Monday, April 11, 2011

Peas, Mushroom and Artichoke with Cream Pasta Dish



4 Tbs. kosher salt
1 cup fresh frozen baby peas
3 Tbs. unsalted butter
3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
2 artichokes whole hearts (canned), chopped finely (these were quartered and I use four)
6 oz. baby spinach, minced fine/chopped
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt, plus more, to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbs. minced fresh mint
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 lb. linguine
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for serving

Directions:
In a fry pan large enough to accommodate the pasta later, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add the artichokes, spinach, garlic and mushrooms, sauté about 2 minutes. Stir the in 1/2 tsp. sea salt and several grinds of pepper and sauté, tossing often, until the spinach is soft looking, about 3 minutes. Add the and peas, then stir in the cream and heat until hot, about 1 minute. Add the mint and parsley and stir well. Adjust the seasonings with sea salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and cover to keep warm.

Bring a pot of  water to a rapid boil. Add the remaining 2 Tbs. kosher salt and the pasta to the boiling water, stir well and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente (tender but firm to the bite), according to the package instructions.

Just before the pasta is ready, if the sauce has cooled, warm it over medium-low heat, then remove from the heat. Drain the pasta, add it to the sauce in the pan and toss until the strands are well coated with the sauce. Transfer to a warmed large, shallow serving bowl  and serve immediately. Garnish with grating cheese at the table.

29 comments:

Bo said...

The addition of the peas make this a perfect spring time dish.

Federica said...

This is a delightful vegetables mix for a very appetizing pasta. It's a good suggestion to take advantage of the last artichokes that I love. Bye bye, have a great week

Su said...

What a wonderfull sugestion for linguini - my favourite pasta :D

Blackswan said...

Lovely simple dish! Great for week nights :)

Ruth said...

Great contrast of textures here between the peas, artichoke and spinach! Looks delicious and does sound healthy too!

Shelby said...

Yummy! Your photos just get better and better! I actually am going to try to cook an artichoke for the first time this week! I love them!

Drick said...

like the way this sounds and it looks good too, the flavors must dance around happily and sure will bring a smile to our faces

Melynda said...

Wow, Claudia, this looks wonderful. I love all those flavors, thanks.

StephenC said...

This looks so, so appetizing. One thought: if you can find frozen artichoke hearts, they are far superior to canned ones.

Joanne said...

Delicious dish Claudia! It looks so good and I bet feels like velvet on the tongue.

Parsley Sage said...

I am absolutely bookmarking this! It looks so wonderful :)

Roz from 'la bella vita' said...

You can't get more spring season-focused than peas and artichokes. Creamy, dreamy, and delicious! How do you take such gorgeous photos Claudia, can you let me know?

Angie's Recipes said...

A harmonious combination of colours and flavours. Looks delish!

ARLENE said...

Mushrooms, artichokes, cream, and pasta--I'm in (I'll save the peas for DSO). Sounds like a real winning dish.

Claudia said...

I do love this Claudia and just think - in a few weeks - we will have fresh peas! How (really) sweet this is. I also love all the vegetables packed inside which just a bit of cream sauce to bring it all together.

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks delicious lovely flavour with the artichokes

Victoria said...

What a lovely spring pasta dish! Those are all vegetables I love, I bet this is delicious :)

Reeni said...

I love your veggie packed pasta especially with the artichokes - my favorite - they add such great flavor!

Lizzy said...

Oh, Claudia, this sounds wonderful! So many of my favorite ingredients...artichokes,spinach and cream...yum!

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...what a lovely pasta recipe dear....I just love all the flavors going in :-)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Your recipe looks delicious! As usual! :)
Best,
Gloria

Magic of Spice said...

I bet the mint adds a bit something special here...looks so delicious and it's time for lunch now :)

Mehjabeen Arif said...

So Inviting ... Nice pic!

Bizzy said...

This is true comfort food.

Ellie said...

Just YUM is all I can say!! :)

Chris's Gourmet Fashion said...

The addition of mint is a great idea. I think it works well with all the other ingredients giving it a fresh and "springtime" taste ... of course I'm always ready for a plate of great pasta!

mywanderingspoon said...

I think I can't resist any pasta, whenever I see pasta post I have to check it out:)....This sounds like very interesting combination. Thank you Claudia:)

Rochelle (Acquired Life) said...

Yum! Quick and easy pasta that screams spring :D

Diethood.com said...

Ok, this is definitely going on my dinner table!! I love love this pasta dish... especially the artichokes!