Fettuccine with broccoli and spinach

Fettuccine with broccoli and spinach
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Fettuccine with broccoli and spinach ingredients

  • 1 Bunch spinach, stemmed
  • -well washed
  • 1 Bunch broccoli, cut into
  • -florets, the stems peeled
  • -and cubed
  • 4 small To md-sized young carrots
  • 1⁄2 c Dry white wine
  • 1⁄2 c Broth
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Pinch tarragon
  • 4 T Butter, cut into
  • -6 to 8 pieces
  • 12 oz Delicate fettuccine
  • -preferably fresh

Cooking Fettuccine with broccoli and spinach

1. Steami spinach until just bright green.
2. Let cool.
3. Squeeze out liquid and chop into bite-sized pieces, then arrange in mounds on the edge of a serving plate.
4. Steam broccoli florets until bright green and still crunchy, remove from steamer and place on platter alongside spinach.
5. Dicei 2 of the carrots and place in a small saucepan with the wine, broth, onion or shallots, garlic and tarragon.
6. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook until carrots are tender.
7. Uncover and boil until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons: remove from heat.
8. Mash carrots with their liquid, using a fork or food processor.
9. When the mixture cools to just warm, whisk in the butter.
10. Set aside.
11. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
12. Add broccoli stems and pasta.
13. It should take about 3 minutes for both the pasta and broccoli to be cooked to perfection.
14. (judge doneness by the pasta -- it"s better to have the broccoli underdone than the pasta overdone).
15. Meanwhile, finely grate remaining carrots.
16. When pasta and broccoli are al dente, drain and serve, surrounded by the spinach mounds and broccoli florets.
17. Spoon carrot-butter over pasta and vegetables, and sprinkle grated carrot over the top. Serve immediately.

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