Linguini with Peas, Chives, & Pine Nuts
Another pretty spring pasta dish!
I can't resist the organic English Peas from our local Farmers Market. They're so sweet and perfect, it's hard not to just eat them right out of the shell. So, while they're in season, I'm looking for new pea dishes and combinations.
I really enjoyed the combination of peas, chives, and pine nuts with linguini. The taste was pure freshness, the chives adding a depth of flavor without taking anything away from the peas. The pine nuts taste and crunchiness provided a complimentary treat, and slivers of Goat Gouda added a little creaminess to a dish that only used the minimum amount of olive oil as a sauce.
The resulting dish was fresh, light, and lush.
So, any favorite pea compliments? Any unexpectedly successful pea pairings? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.