I made a delightful dinner the other night that I want to share. It was fast, easy, and yummy. Nothing fancy about this dinner, but great for a quick weeknight meal.
As I showed you guys recently in a post, I’m growing spring peas this year. I had a bunch that were ready to harvest and came up with a really satisfying thing to do with them.
I had the peas and found some asparagus in the fridge and decided to make some ravioli and enjoy my spring vegetables. I made a light, buttery sauce with the vegetables and tossed it all together.
Spring Vegetables with Ravioli
1 cup freshly shelled peas
1 bunch asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 an onion chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 pieces bacon, chopped
1 cup chicken stock
2 tb butter
1 tb basil
drizzle of olive oil
1 package cheese ravioli
salt and pepper to taste
Put water on to boil.
In a large pan, drizzle some olive oil and add one TB butter. Over medium high heat, saute onions and bacon until bacon is cooked and onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add asparagus and cook until begins to soften.
At this point, you can occasionally pour in chicken stock when the pan starts to look a little dry. This will deglaze the pan and start forming a sauce.
Give the asparagus a generous shake of lemon pepper and a sprinkle of salt. Add the peas and the remaining butter and slowly add stock over the next few minutes, allowing it to thicken.
Toss ravioli in boiling water and cook according to instructions.
Cook the vegetable mixture over low heat until saucy and ravioli is done. Then toss the pasta with the vegetable mixture and let sit off the heat for a few minutes to let the flavor soak into the pasta.
Salt and pepper to taste, serve it up, and enjoy!
P.S. I don’t know if any of you have discovered these, but they now sell chicken broth in one cup packages. They are the best. Just the right amount for sauces and things. I’m terrible about buying big boxes of stock and broth and then only using a little and letting them go bad in the fridge. I love these little boxes. They come in a four pack.