Monday, May 23, 2011

Asparagus and Wonton in Tarragon Cream

Pasta dishes are always instant hits; check out some unique and delicious pasta dishes from Good Housekeeping in their collection of Noodle and Pasta Recipes. Here is a recipe for Angel Hair with Shrimp and Scallops.

Asparagus and Wonton in Tarragon Cream

From Good Housekeeping

Tender asparagus, crisp snow peas, and delicate wonton skins are tossed in a luscious sauce.

Serves: 4

Total Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 20 min


2 tablespoon(s) butter or margarine
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 pound(s) asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
2/3 cup(s) fat-free chicken broth
1 package(s) (12 ounces) fresh or frozen (thawed) wonton-skin wrappers
1/2 cup(s) half-and-half or light cream
1 tablespoon(s) fresh tarragon leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1/4 teaspoon(s) coarsely ground black pepper
4 ounce(s) snow peas, strings removed and each pod cut diagonally in half
Fresh tarragon sprigs for garnish

In nonstick 12-inch skillet, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add asparagus and broth; heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 6 minutes or until asparagus is tender-crisp.
Meanwhile, heat large saucepot of water to boiling over high heat; add wonton wrappers, one at a time to prevent them from sticking together, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until tender.
Add cream, tarragon, salt, and pepper to asparagus mixture; cook 2 minutes. Do not boil.
Add snow peas to pot with wonton wrappers; drain. Immediately add wonton mixture to vegetable mixture in skillet and toss well to coat. Garnish with fresh tarragon.

Nutritional Information

(per serving)
Calories 390
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 1,045mg
Total Carbohydrate 57g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars --
Protein 13g
Calcium --