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       Title: Pasta W/ Smoked Mozzarella, Asparagas & Dried Tomatoes
  Categories: Pasta, Vegetables
       Yield: 6 servings
  
       1 c  Warm water
     1/2 c  Dried tomatoes, sliced into
            Strips
     3/4 lb Asparagus, cut diagonally 1
            Pcs
      12 oz Pkg farfale (bowtie pasta)
       2 tb Olive oil
       1 sm Onion, chopped
       2    Cloves garlic, finely
            Chopped
       1 tb Fresh thyme leaves (or 1 t
            Dried)
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/4 lb Smoked mozzarella, cut in sm
            Cubes
  
   Soak dried tomato strips in the cup of warm water for 3-5 min until they
   begin to soften.  Drain and reserve the liquid.
   
   Heat 5 of water to boiling in large saucepot.  Add the asparagus and cook
   3 min. until tender but still crisp.  Remove to a bowl and set aside.
   
   In the same of pot of boiling water, cook the pasta. While it’s cooking:
   
     Heat 1 T olive oil over med. heat; add onion & saute 5 min.  Reduce heat
  to
   low; add garlic & saute 3 min.  Stir in tomato liquid, asparagus, thyme
   leaves & salt.  Cook for 5 min.
   
   Drain pasta; return it to the pot and toss with remaining 1 T olive oil.
   Place on serving platter and top with tomato-asparagus mixture and
   mozzarella.  Serve immediately; or to serve cold, cool to room temperature,
   cover & refrigerate.
   
   Recipe By     : Country Living, May 1995
  
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