Asparagus and Green Bean Tagliatelle

This is another recipe which I absolutely love. I’m not sure where it originally came from and it’s been tweaked over time to suit the Brown household. It takes a little bit of preparation and requires a food processor or something to mix/chop the ingredients (I use a magic bullet type thing) but it’s definitely worth the effort :)


A couple of packets of asparagus tips
A packet of trimmed green beans
1 red chilli (or a heaped teaspoon of lazy chillies)
1 inch of fresh ginger root (or rough equivalent of lazy ginger)
1 big clove of garlic
6 spring onions
3 tablespoon of smooth peanut butter (you can use chunky if preferred but smooth is baby friendly for MissB)
3 tablespoons of soy sauce (low salt preferable)
3 tablespoons water
Tagliatelle – enough for however many people you are serving (I use 6 balls of it)
Groundnut oil
Sesame oil
A handful of pinenuts to garnish

To make:
1) In a food processor mix the chopped spring onions, chopped garlic, chopped ginger and chopped chilli until you have a nice paste of finely chopped ingredients.

2) Chop the asparagus and the green beans into 1 inch pieces

3) Put the tagliatelle onto cook for however long it takes – 10/12 minutes usually

4) Steam the asparagus and green beans for a few minutes until almost cooked

5) Make the sauce by adding the peanut butter, soy sauce and water into the food processor and blending until you get a smooth paste

6) Using the groundnut oil fry the chilli and ginger paste for a few minutes before adding in the steamed vegetables and continuing to cook for another couple of minutes.

7) Once the veggies are cooked add a dollop of sesame oil to the pan and then pour in the peanut sauce and mix, once this has cooked for a minute or so add in the cooked tagliatelle and mix thoroughly.

8) Put onto plates to serve and garnish with a few pinenuts.

Enjoy :)


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