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                    TRIPLE CHEESE PASTA WITH GREEN PEAS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Cheese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       oz           Gorgonzola cheese -- room
                         -temperature
    3       T            Unsalted butter -- softened
    5       oz           Mozzarella -- cut into 1/2-in
                         -cubes
    5       oz           Italian fontina cheese -- cut
                         -into 1/2-in cubes
    1       T            Olive oil
      1/4   ts           Freshly ground pepper
    1       pk           Frozen baby peas (10 oz) or
    2       c            Fresh peas
      3/4   lb           Rotelle pasta
 
     In a small bowl, mash the Gorgonzola and butter.  In a medium bowl,
   combine the mozzarella, Fontina, olive oil, and pepper.
     Using a steamer rack, steam the peas over moderate heat until tender,
   until 5-7 minutes.  Alternatively the peas can be cooked in the microwave
   about 3-4 minutes or until done.
     In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook rotelle until tender but
   still firm to the bite 5-7 minutes, drain well.
     Meanwhile, place the Gorgonzola and butter mixture in a large warmed bowl
   and let melt.  Add the pasta and peas to the bowl.  Toss to coat well.
   Sprinkle with the chives, add the mozzarella and Fontina mixture and toss
   again.  Season with salt and additional pepper to taste.
     SOURCE:  The Best of Food and Wine, 1993 Collection Cookbook. Recipe
   contributed by Lee Bailey
   
     Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps - The San Jose Kid
  
 
 
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