Springtime Sacchettini with Mint, Peas & Goat Cheese
Prep time: 20 minutes
1-2 cup frozen peas (fresh would be lovely, but I didn’t have any)
handful of fresh mint, chopped
handful of fresh baby pea sprouts, coarsely chopped
4oz/140g goat cheese
Juice & zest of ½ lemon
½ cup or so of pasta water
freshly ground black pepper
1. Cook the pasta in salted water as per package instructions (usually 2-3 minutes). Remove the pasta when al dente using a slotted spoon. Cook the peas in the same water for 2-3 minutes and drain. Keep ½ cup or so of pasta water for "sauce".
2. Place the drained pasta & peas in a large pasta bowl and toss with the herbs, zest, juice and goat cheese. Depending on how thick/thin you like your sauce, add some of the cooking water. Taste for seasoning. I love a fresh grinding of pepper on mine.
Serve with a simple salad and you’re done.