SPRING PEA, ASPARAGUS, AND PANCETTA PASTA
Who says fresh spring recipes can't include pasta? This Spring Pea, Asparagus, and Pancetta Pasta recipe is a perfect way to welcome the warmer weather. Made with Truffle Tagliolini and tossed with a flavorful mix of crispy pancetta, asparagus, and peas, this dish is bursting with fresh and bright flavors. The Sicilian lemon Infused Olive Oil adds a zesty note that complements the sweetness of the peas and the salty richness of the pancetta.
1 Pasta Rock, optional
1 Tbsp Sicilian Lemon Infused Olive Oil, divided
5 oz Diced Pancetta
1 Package Truffle Tagliolini
2 cups Asparagus, cut into ½” pieces
1 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
1 Large Clove Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Parmesan Asiago Dipper & Seasoning
½ tsp Roasted Garlic Sea Salt
1 Lemon Juiced
1 tsp Lemon Zest, plus more to serve
1 cup Grated Parmesan, plus more to serve
Bring 4 qts of water to a rolling boil, season with 1 Pasta Rock or use 2 Tbsp Kosher Salt. Keep water boiling until ready to cook pasta.
Meanwhile in a large sauté pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp Sicilian Lemon Olive Oil to the pan. Once hot add in pancetta and let cook until crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the pan and set on paper towels to drain. Pour out rendered fat.
Add Truffle Tagliolini to boiling water and cook to package directions, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water.
Heat remaining Sicilian Lemon Infused Olive Oil. Add asparagus and sauté until bright green, about 3 minutes. Add in peas, garlic, Parmesan Asiago Dipper, and Roasted Garlic Sea Salt. Sauté another 2 minutes until garlic is fragrant.
Add in lemon juice and zest, grated parmesan, truffle pasta, and ½ cup reserved pasta water. Stir to combine until sauce emulsifies, adding more pasta water if needed.
Top with more fresh parmesan and lemon zest.