Growing Chefs! Ontario Lemon Cream Tagliatelle with pancetta and peas

Lemon Cream Tagliatelle with pancetta and peas

This colourful pasta sauce is packed full of different flavours and textures! Perfect for any time of year!”
Serves 4
1 litre garlic bechamel sauce1 tablespoon preserved lemon, minced1 tablespoon olive oil1 pint sweet peas1 red pepper, finely diced1 red chili, finely diced1/2 pound pancetta, diced1 pound tagliatelle pasta Salt to taste Pepper to taste Parmesan to garnish
Chefs knifeCutting boardLarge frying panMeasuring spoonsWooden spoonMedium potStrainerRasp

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Remove the pith from the preserved lemon and slice into thin strips, then place your hand on the back of the knife and rock the knife back and forth over the lemon over and over, rearranging back into a pile every so often, until finely minced.

Cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds and membrane. Slice the halves into strips, then cut across the strips to form a dice.

Cut the pancetta into 2 centimeter cubes.

Measure out the peas, garlic bechamel, pasta, and olive oil.

Get Cooking!

Fill the pot with water and place over high heat and bring to a boil.

Place the frying pan over medium high heat, and add the olive oil and pancetta. Cook the pancetta, stirring occasionally, until it begins to crisp, about 4 – 5 minutes.

Add the peppers and saute until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add the peas, lemon, and bechamel and turn off the heat.

When the water is boiling, season generously with salt and add the pasta. Fresh pasta cooks in just a couple of minutes. Once it has cooked, drain the water and add the pasta to the pan. Stir to coat the pasta with the sauce.

Plate the pasta, and use the rasp to finely grate some parmesan over top for garnish.


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