Thursday, April 25, 2013

Nettle Pasta with English Peas and Spring Garlic

 Spring is here and along with it more exciting produce at the farmer's market! I think ripe peach and nectarine season is still my favorite but there is something pretty darn thrilling about the market expanding beyond chard and apples come springtime (not that I don't love both those items). I had no idea what I was going to do with what I found but I couldn't resist getting all of it - I found a big bag of stinging nettles, super sweet english peas and beautiful stalks of fresh spring garlic - the rest was history. As I walked back from the farmer's market I popped into the local grocery and picked up some nice ricotta from Bellwether Farms to compliment my pasta and add a little creamy goodness. Scroll on down for my little throw together recipe.

At Balboa Park, San Diego
Oh yeah, and I topped it with a fried egg so the yolk would add to the sauciness. Mmm

Carnitas Snack Shack, San Diego
Carnitas Snack Shack, San Diego

Balboa Park, San Diego

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