Nolan’s Asparagus Fettuccine

I’m told this dish got my young friend Nolan to eat asparagus…and like it!  The asparagus curls are thin and flexible like a noodle and can be slurped up right along with the pasta.

  • 1/2 lb. asparagus spears
  • salt
  • 1 lb. fettuccine
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 C. cream
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 T. butter
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/2 C. parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Using a vegetable peeler, peel the asparagus spears into thin, long strips.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.  In the last minute of cooking, add the asparagus curls to the pasta water.  Meanwhile in a small bowl, mix the egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and cheese with a whisk and set aside. Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 C. of the pasta water.   Return the pasta and asparagus to the pot.  Place the butter and oil in the pot and toss to melt.  Pour the egg mixture into the hot pasta pot and toss to combine.  Add a little of the cooking water to loosen the sauce.  Season to taste with salt or more parmesan.  Serve immediately.

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I am a mother of two boys, a wife, a teacher, and an avid home cook. These recipes are written, tested and created or adapted by me in my home kitchen. All photos were taken by me unless otherwise noted. My motto is, if I can do it, you can do it!
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7 Responses to Nolan’s Asparagus Fettuccine

  1. That looks sooo good!

  2. Libby says:

    Mom: “Nolan, Carrie has a recipe named after you!” Nolan: “Cool”…..the elaborate expressions of a 12 year old. Keep up the great work Carrie – my family REALLY does thank you for it!

  3. monajean rose says:

    This looks and sounds delicious!! On my list to make & eat, SOON.

  4. Fantastic. Katherine keeps wanting to try doing this too.

  5. monajean rose says:

    I made this recipe tonight. My hubby gave it 2 thumbs up! I will make it again. And again! Delicious! And that squeeze of lemon was a tangy surprise in the first bite.

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