1/4 pound dried Italian linguine
2 cups broccoli florets
1/4 pound green beans trimmed -- and cut into 1 inch
1/4 pound sugar snap peas or snow peas -- stems removed
1/4 pound aspargus, split lengthwise -- and cut in half
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions -- green part only
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon olive oil
Bring 4 quarts of water to a rolling boil and cook the pasta for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente. Meanwhile, stem the broccoli and beans in a steaming basket set over 1 quart of simmering water for 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the broccoli and beans and set aside. ADD the peas and aspargus to the steaming basket and steam for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside with the others vegetables. Reserve the steaming broth. Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Add the vegetables, dill, garlic, scallions, pepper, oil,and 1/2 to 3/4 cup reserved steaming broth and heat over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to coat throughly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
Note: This pasta dish is a standard at our house- althrough perhaps I should call it a vegetable dish: It's loaded with wounderful fresh veggies! I vary the green vegetables according to the season and it never becomes boring.
Formated by Iara 8/9/98