Grilled asparagus pasta by Top with Cinnamon | west elm

This simple + delicious pasta dish is the perfect sharing platter for Spring entertaining – Grilled Asparagus Casarecce with Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta by Top With Cinnamon.

What You’ll Need

    2 cups (200 grams) Casarecce pasta (Penne, Farfalle or Fusilli will work too)
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    a small handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
    zest and juice of half a lemon
    salt for seasoning
    7 oz (200 grams) asparagus (bend each stalk until it snaps to remove the woody ends)
    7 oz (200 grams) sugar snap peas
    4 oz (110 grams) ricotta cheese

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What You Do

In a large pot of well-salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al-dente (according to the directions on the pasta packet). Drain the pasta, return it to the pot and toss with the olive oil, chopped basil, lemon zest and lemon juice. Season with salt, to taste, and set the pasta aside.

Top with Cinnamon's Grilled Asparagus pasta | west elm

This step can be done while the pasta is cooking: In a griddle pan, cook the asparagus spears over a high heat for a few minutes – turning them over using kitchen tongs – until tender and slightly charred. Thinly slice the sugar snap peas length-ways into strips.

Top with Cinnamon's Grilled Asparagus Pasta | west elm

In a large serving bowl, arrange the pasta, grilled asparagus and sliced sugar snap peas. Dot with spoonfuls of the ricotta cheese. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Top with Cinnamon's Grilled Asparagus Pasta | west elm

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Izy Hossack is an 18 year old, London-based food blogger who grew up learning to cook from her American-Italian mum’s hand-written, family recipes. She’s just completed her first cookbook, which is due out later this year. Her blog has just been nominated for Best Baking + Dessert blog in SAVEUR’s Best Food Blog Awards – vote for her here and don’t forget to check her out on InstagramTwitter,Pinterest and Facebook.

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April 10, 2014

This looks delicious – which I’m sure it is considering Izy created it. I’ve had that enamel baking pan in my shopping cart for so long and I think I need to go buy it NOW.

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