Asparagus Pasta with Cream Sauce

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I love pasta! We eat it at least once a week. As usual, when pasta is made in our house at the end of the week it is more of use up what’s left in the fridge exercise.

Ingredients:
1/2 lb pasta
1/2 lb asparagus, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
3 shallots, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP olive oil
1 c white wine
1 c chicken stock
8 oz creme fraiche
2 TBSP fresh chives, snipped
1 TBSP fresh tarragon, chopped
4 oz ricotta Salata
Red pepper flakes

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to directions.

In a 12 inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic and shallots, cook for 5 minutes until they start to brown. Add wine and stock, reduce by 1/2. Add asparagus, cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low, stir in creme Fraiche and herbs. Add pasta and ricotta Salata, stir and serve

Serves 4.

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