*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            Pasta with Asparagus
 
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 Serving Size  : 5    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pasta                            Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      lb            asparagus, cut in 1 1/2 pcs.
    6      tablespoons   butter
      1/2  cup           sliced ham
      1/2  cup           sliced mushrooms
    1      lb            pasta (linguini or fettucini)
    2      tablespoons   olive oil
    1      clove         garlic
    2      cups          light cream
      3/4  cup           parmesan cheese
    2                    egg yolks, beaten
                         salt and pepper
                         chopped chives for garnish
 
 Melt 2 T butter in pan and lightly saute ham and mushrooms; set aside.
 Blanch asparagus in boiling water until just cooked thru - about 4 min.
 Remove asparagus from water and cook pasta, al dente, in the same water,
 adding more water if necessary. Drain.
 
 Heat 4 T butter & the olive oil in large saute pan.  Add garlic, cook for
 about 1 min. and add the pasta, tossing to coat.  Stir in cream & cheese;
 cook for 1-2 min. until slightly thickened.  Lower heat and stir in egg
 yolks; toss for about 1 min to set the egg and further thicken the sauce.
 Add asparagus, ham & mushrooms and cook until heated thru.  Season with
 salt & pepper and garnish with chives.  Serve hot.
 
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