Saturday, 9 March 2013

Jamie's 15 Minute Meals: Linguine with Smoked Trout, Asparagus and Peas

This is the second recipe I've tried from this cookbook and it was less successful than the first. I didn't make the salad as I didn't have the right ingredients, and the pasta was ok, not wonderful just ok. I also found myself having to be in several different places at once, whereas I like a more measured approach to cooking. This one was probably more like 15-20 mins though which is closer to the 15 minute mark!

Linguine with Smoked Trout, Asparagus and Peas (adapted from Jamies 15 Minute Meals)
(Serves 4)

1 tbsp oil
1 small bunch spring onions, roughly chopped
300g asparagus (small bunch), trimmed and chopped leaving the stalks whole
300g frozen peas
1 bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped
1 tbsp plain flour
500ml milk
300g dried linguine
250g hot-smoked trout
juice 1/2 lemon

Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Heat a saucepan and the oil. Add the spring onions, asparagus and peas and cook for a couple of minutes, add the mint. Then sift in the flour, pour in the milk and bring to the boil, simmer for 10 mins.

Using a hand blender, puree the asparagus sauce until fairly smooth, turn the heat down to low and flake in the smoked trout. Add the asparagus tips and simmer for a few more minutes. Squeeze in the lemon juice and season.

Drain the pasta reserving a cupful of the pasta water, then toss the pasta with the sauce, loosening with a splash of the cooking water if needed. Grate some Parmesan over the top and then serve.

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