Taglierini with Morels, Asparagus, and Nasturtiums
Taglierini with Morels, Asparagus, and Nasturtiums requires about 5 hours from start to finish. This recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 8. One serving contains 224 calories, 2g of protein, and 21g of fat. A mixture of asparagus stalks, morels, nontoxic and nasturtiums, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, primal, and vegetarian diet.
Prepare fresh pasta if using.
Soak dried morels in 1 cup warm water 20 minutes. Agitate morels to dislodge grit, then remove from water, squeezing liquid from mushrooms back into bowl. Reserve liquid. When grit has settled, carefully pour mushroom liquid into a small bowl, leaving sediment behind (if necessary, strain liquid through a dampened coffee filter or cheesecloth).
Remove any tough stems from morels.
Trim and discard tough ends from asparagus.
Cut off top 2 inches of tips and halve tips lengthwise.
Cut remaining asparagus into long diagonal slices about 1/4 inch thick.
Simmer wine, lemon juice, and shallots in a large heavy skillet until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.
Add cream and simmer 1 minute.
Add morels, mushroom soaking liquid, and broth, then simmer 5 minutes.
Add butter all at once and cook sauce over moderately low heat, whisking constantly, just until creamy and butter is incorporated. (Do not let sauce get so hot that butter separates and sauce loses creamy consistency.)
Remove skillet from heat and season sauce with salt and pepper. Keep warm, covered.
If using fresh taglierini, shake off excess flour. Cook fresh taglierini with asparagus in a 6-quart pot of boiling salted water until pasta is al dente, about 1 minute. (For dried pasta, follow package instructions and add asparagus during last minute of cooking.) Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water and drain pasta and asparagus in a colander.
Toss pasta and asparagus in a large bowl with ‚ cup sauce (without morels), one third of nasturtiums, and enough reserved pasta water to keep moist. Stir remaining nasturtiums into sauce.
To serve, wind each portion of taglierini around a carving fork and transfer to center of a soup plate. Surround with asparagus, morels, and sauce.
For a simpler presentation, just toss pasta and asparagus mixture with sauce and nasturtiums, adding some of pasta water if necessary.