Had local BBQ for our Friday company lunch, and there was a LOT, so I didn’t expect to be hungry at dinner.
At 7pm, my stomach said “Yeah, who YOU kidding?” (Think Joey Tribbiani from “Friends” saying “How YOU doin’?’” and you’ll understand how hungry I got all of a sudden!)
So a quick asparagus/pancetta/pasta dish with a lemon-pepper cream sauce worked.
Garganelli pasta boiled and drained.
A half package of Wegmans diced pancetta cooked and removed. Spears of chopped asparagus sauteed until tender-crisp in a bit of oil and removed. Chopped onion and minced garlic sauteed in a bit more oil.
Added some white wine, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, a bit of heavy cream, and let it come to a low boil, then turned heat to simmer, stirring occasionally, adding some Parm-Reg, a pinch of salt, and freshly ground pepper as it thickened and reduced a bit.
Added asparagus, pancetta and garganelli pasta into the sauce to heat with a bit of pasta water. A pinch of Aleppo pepper added for a smidgen of heat.
Plated with additional Parm-Reg and dried parsley (because I was too lazy to snip some off my deck plant and chop it up).
Wine. Like duh. Happy Friday!