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Satisfy that pasta craving with this super-simple recipe.

Hungry for something new? Look no further than a cookbook by renowned chef April Bloomfield, of NYC’s Spotted Pig and the Breslin. Her latest cookbook, A Girl and Her Greens, highlights vegetable-focused cuisine. Get in season with delicious spring asparagus and fresh pasta — this recipe will jump-start your spring cooking repertoire. 

This entire dish is right out of Rose and Ruthie’s River Café playbook, with just a few tweaks of my own. They taught me how to make fonduta, a silky sauce rich with crème fraîche and egg yolks. It takes less time and just a bit more effort than tomato sauce and turns a plate of pasta into an elegant and impressive meal. Get yourself some asparagus spears that are as thick as your pointer finger — not those thin or sprouty ones — and you’ll enjoy the juicy slivers in each bite.

Reprinted with permission from A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals From the Garden