Mascarpone is a great ingredient but its one we use rarely as most recipes only require a few spoons and we inevitably end up throwing the rest out. Well not any more! This is not really a recipe but more of an idea which you can adapt depending on what else you have lying around to complement your mascarpone.
Pea, mint & mascarpone pasta – to serve 2
- 200g pasta
- 140g frozen peas
- 100g mascarpone
- handful of chopped mint
Cook the pasta according to the pack and add the peas for the last 3 minutes of cooking time. Scoop out and reserve a bit of the cooking water before you drain the pasta and peas. Return to the pan and add the mascarpone, mint, plenty of seasoning and a couple of spoons of the cooking liquid to make a nice saucy consistency.
Wine Suggestion: Something simple and food friendly is all that’s needed here. An easy Pinot Grigio (not a variety that we often recommend) went really well.