Friday, July 22, 2005

Week 14 - STRAW & HAY FETTUCCINI

Saskatchewan Menu of the Week -- 20 July 2005

Breakfast – Yogurt and raspberries.
Lunch – Chicken salad sandwich.
Dinner – Straw and Hay fettucini. Green salad.

STRAW AND HAY FETTUCCINI
This Italian dish is made with two colours of fettuccini – regular and spinach – which resembles the contrasting colours of straw and hay. It is traditionally made with peas in a cream sauce. Since peas are now abundant in the garden, it’s a good time to make this dish for dinner. We make our own pasta with farm eggs ,which gives it a nice straw colour.

Heat a bit of butter and oil in a saucepan and sauté 1/4 cup of chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic. Add 1/4 cup of cooked diced ham. Stir for a few minutes, until the onion is soft. Add 1 cup of cream and cook until the cream thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Add 1 cup of raw green peas. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Cook until the peas are soft. Meanwhile, cook the pasta. Toss it into the sauce, and serve with grated parmesan cheese.

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