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Bow Ties With Peas, Lemon, and Mint

1/3 cup finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup dry white wine or vermouth
3/4 cup low-salt chicken broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup cooked fresh peas or thawed frozen; or snap peas, whole
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 pound bow-tie pasta
1/4 cup julienne strips fresh mint leaves

In a saucepan cook shallot in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until softened. Add lemon juice and wine or vermouth and boil liquid until reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Stir in broth and boil liquid until reduced to 3/4 cup. Add cream and boil liquid until reduce to 3/4 cup.

Stir in peas or snap peas, zest, and Parmesan and cook sauce until peas are heated through.
While sauce is cooking, in a kettle of salted boiling water cook pasta until al dente and drain well. In a serving bowl toss pasta with sauce and mint.


Serves 2. From: Gourmet Magazine





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