Smoky Pea & Artichoke Pasta
From EatingWell: May/June 1998
Here artichokes are combined with smoky ham and fresh peas to create a pasta dish that tastes richer than it actually is. Serve with a green salad with a simple dressing of lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil.
- 1 lemon, halved
- 2 large artichokes
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 cups shelled fresh peas, (about 3 pounds unshelled) or frozen peas
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced prosciutto, or ham (2 ounces)
- 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- 1 pound whole-wheat orecchiette, or penne
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided
- Put a large pot of water on to boil for cooking pasta.
- Fill a medium bowl with cold water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add lemon halves. Snap off all the outer leaves of the artichokes. With a paring knife, trim the bottom 1/4 inch off the stems. Pare away the fibrous green portions, down to the hearts. With a melon baller or spoon, scoop out the fuzzy chokes. Cut stems and hearts into 1/4-inch-thick slices and drop into lemon water.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Drain the artichokes and add to the pan. Cook, stirring, until lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add peas, ham and broth. Cover and simmer until the artichokes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and season with salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain and place in a large warmed bowl. Add the pea mixture and 1/4 cup Parmesan and toss. Pass remaining cheese separately.
Per serving: 421 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 15 mg cholesterol; 67 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 20 g protein; 10 g fiber; 588 mg sodium; 434 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (41% daily value), Calcium (18% dv), Iron (16% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 4
Exchanges: 4 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat
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