This is delicious! I will definitely make it again and share the recipe with others. I followed a couple of the review suggestions and did not use the oven- set aside the pine nuts after toasting in a nonstick pan, then browned the pancetta and the garlic (I don't like it raw) in the same pan. My husband happily enjoyed cold leftovers the next day.
This was delicious! I did not make this according to the recipe. I dry roasted the pine nuts in a large pan & set aside. In the same pan I sautéed the asparagus & pancetta while I made the pasta. I added all the other ingredients to the pan (along with the pasta), tossed everything together, then topped with cheese & pine nuts. This is a keeper!
This is marvelous - I wondered if I'd miss some sort of creaminess in the sauce, but it's flavorful and light and quick and easy. I dry-toasted my pine nuts and sauteed my pancetta and garlic, got it nice and crispy, and then spooned off the drippings before adding to the pasta. Totally hit the spot, especially for a summer meal. This will definitely be going into my personal recipe collection!
EVERYONE that eats this loves it and warning: it's completely addicting. I find myself daydreaming about it. The toasted pine nuts give the most incredible richness and crunch, the pancetta gives just a dab of salt and decadence to a nice, healthy recipe, and the light lemon juice dressing makes Ranch look completely pedestrian. This is the pasta salad that people will request you start bringing to every BBQ, and it makes a really excellent weeknight dinner as well. Stop everything and make it now!
I also didn't bother with the oven - pre-toasted the pine nuts in a skillet then while the pasta cooked, I sauteed the pancetta and asparagus in the same skillet, adding the minced garlic in during the last 3 minutes. Drained the pasta then tossed everything together. Nice flavor combination. Even my teenager who isn't much of a fan of lemony dishes liked this one. Will definitely make again.
Simple - Full of all the right flavors and covers the palette...
My husband and I loved this recipe! He ate about 2/3 of the whole batch and requested it again!!! I roasted the asparagus, pine nuts, and pancetta all in the same pan - very easy, little clean up, and a quick meal.
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