Saturday, 13 September 2014

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

This is it's the recipe for the pasta, I didn't make the salad as well I decided I didn't need it. Has anyone noticed that a lot of these recipes aren't cheap to make? They use premium ingredients such as crab and smoked trout which aren't cheap to buy and so not for the average supper. This was also just ok, not superb and the texture of the sauce was a little grainy.

Fettuccine, Smoked Trout, Asparagus and Peas
(from Jamie's 15 Minute Meals)
(Serves 4)

1 small bunch spring onions, trimmed
300g asparagus
300g frozen peas
1 big bunch mint
1 tbsp plain flour
500ml milk
320g dried fettuccine
250g hot smoked trout

Roughly slice the trimmed spring onions and asparagus stalks, leaving the tops whole, and out into a medium pan with 2 tbsp oil and the peas. Roughly chop most of the leafy part of the mint and add to the pan. Stir in the flour, pour in the milk and bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. 

Put the pasta in a large pan, cover with boiling water and cook according to packet instructions.

Using a hand blender, purée the asparagus sauce until fairly smooth, turn the heat down to low, flake in the trout, add the asparagus tip and simmer for a few more mins, then squeeze in the juice of 1/2 lemon and season to taste.

Drain the pasta, reserving a cupful of the starchy cooking water, the stops the past with the asparagus sauce, loosening with a splash of the cooking water if needed. Serve with a grating of Parmesan.

1 comment:

  1. I don't mind spending a little bit extra for a quality ingredient like smoked trout once in a while, but yeah I would be making these for family dinners all the time! They are my treat, usually. I found this one to be night and light, but still gave the elusion of creaminess. Not sure why yours was grainy....I didn't puree my sauce too much, I left it quite chunky.