Pasta with Asparagus
- 3 cloves of garlic, diced
- ½ large red onion, diced
- 150 grams (⅓ pound) of asparagus, cut into 2 centimeter (~1 inch) pieces
- 500 milliliters (16 ounces) of passata (plain red sauce)
- ½ gram (½ teaspoon) of thyme
- ½ grams (½ teaspoon) of basil
- Salt, to taste
To begin, we need to brown the onion and asparagus. So toss them into a pan with some olive oil and let them brown. Once they start to brown, add the garlic. We delay adding the garlic because it browns faster than the onion and asparagus. Burned garlic doesn’t exactly make the world go ’round!
When it all has browned remove the asparagus and set it aside. Now add the passata, thyme, and basil and bring the sauce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes. We want the flavor to disperse.
Add the asparagus back in and then let the sauce continue to simmer for a few minutes. Now we’re ready to add it to pasta. And with that! We have our pasta with asparagus! Simple and sweet.
Like I said, not a dish I typically eat, but a good one nonetheless. Pecorino or parmesan works beautifully with this dish. Enjoy! Let me know what you think! Buon Appetito!!!