Lemony Angel Hair with Crème Fraîche, Parmesan and Artichoke Hearts

Lemony Angel Hair with Crème Fraîche, Parmesan and Artichoke Hearts

Serves 4

Simple to prepare, yet simply divine. Delicate angel hair pasta is tossed with watercress, artichoke hearts, Parmesan, crème fraîche and lemon juice. This lovely dish proves that combining the best quality ingredients makes incredible meals a snap. A chilled buttery Chardonnay provides a fabulous contrast to the pasta's underlying tart lemon flavor.

Ingredients: 
  • Salt
  • 10 ounces dried angel hair pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch watercress (or other tender green like spinach or arugula), stems removed
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
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Method: 

Fill large pot with water and bring to boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt, then add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain well and reserve 2 tablespoons of the pasta water.

Meanwhile, put artichoke hearts, Parmesan, and watercress into a bowl and toss gently. Set aside.
Return hot, drained pasta to the pot and stir in crème fraîche, lemon juice and reserved pasta water. Add watercress mixture and salt and toss gently to combine. Serve warm.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:380 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 30mg cholesterol, 640mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (8g dietary fiber, 3g sugar), 18g protein
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