ASPARAGUS PASTA WITH GOAT CHEESE
1 Package Pasta of choice
1 Bunch Asparagus
Salt to taste
1 Lemon, juiced
2 Cloves Fresh garlic
Pinch Cayenne pepper
1 Tbs Olive oil
1 Small Package of goat cheese
Heat up water for pasta and cook pasta.
Meanwhile: Cut up asparagus in 2 to 3 inch pieces. Cook asparagus in salted (not too salty) boiling water until very soft. Reserve liquid.
Put asparagus in blender with lemon juice, garlic, and cayenne and enough of the reserved liquid to cover the bottom two inches of the blender. Blend on high until the mixture reaches the consistency of tomato sauce.*
Salt to taste if needed and mix in olive oil. Put in saucepan and cook a little more to mellow out the flavor of the fresh garlic. Then add to your cooked pasta. Mix in desired amount of goat cheese. Enjoy!
*Eric suggests letting "the asparagus cool down a bit as hot ingredients in a blender can be disastrous." If the mixture is not blending well add a bit more of your reserved liquid. If you want it smoother put it through a sieve.