Spring recipe: fusilli with cream of peas and crispy speck
Spring is back with its triumph of scents, colours and flavours. An immense joy that opens the doors to a long period to look forward to full of energy and, why not, already thinking about the summer holidays!
For a cracking start to the season we have selected a recipe that children love so much: fusilli with cream of peas and crispy speck. Are you ready to liven up your family's table this spring?
Peas, the legumes that all children love
Before we get into the heart of the recipe let's see the benefits that peas guarantee to our body, especially that of kids... who usually love them!
Let's start with saying that peas are a very complete food that contains a few grams of vegetable protein, carbohydrates and fiber. Other beneficial properties of peas include the presence of vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, folic acid, magnesium, calcium and, to a lesser extent, sodium, iron and zinc.
With a reduced caloric contribution, peas promote the development of the fetus in pregnant women, the optimal functioning of the metabolism, the protection of bones and teeth, the control of cholesterol in the blood. They also facilitate diuresis, detoxify and are very digestible.
Fresh peas are preferred, providing only 80 kcal per 100 g.
Fusilli recipe with cream of peas and crispy speck: ingredients for 4 people
- 320 g fusilli
- 300 g shelled peas
- 1 shallot
- 500 - 600 ml of water
- diced speck
- extra-virgin olive oil (as required)
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- grated cheese
Blanch the peas in salted water and cool them in water and ice. Blend them together with the shallots and leave the mixture aside. In the meantime, sauté the speck cubes in a low non-stick pan until they become golden brown.
Boil the fusilli in abundant salted water until they become al dente. Pour the pea cream into a non-stick saucepan together with a drizzle of oil and drain the pasta once it is cooked. Add pepper to taste and garnish with the crispy speck cubes. Ready to serve.
And let a great family spring lunch begin!