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Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta by Sophia Young

Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta for 4 person

This pea pasta can be served up in half an hour – just have your ingredients and kitchen tools ready!

Ingredients for Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta

  • 2 leeks
  • 60ml (1 1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 x 250g balls buffalo or cow’s milk mozzarella
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 1/2 bunch mint
  • 250g frozen baby peas
  • 1 lemon
  • 350g rotelle (cartwheel) pasta or other short pasta
  • 60g piece pecorino or parmesan
  • Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta, How to Make

    • Step 1
      Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil over medium heat. Meanwhile, trim leeks and halve lengthwise. Rinse to remove grit, then thinly slice widthwise. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks and 1 teaspoon salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes or until soft.
    • Step 2
      Meanwhile, cut mozzarella into 1cm pieces and reserve. Halve chilli, discard seeds, then finely chop.
    • Step 3
      Transfer leek mixture to a food processor. Reserve pan. Tear a handful of leaves from mint and add to processor with chilli and peas. Grate over lemon zest. Reserve lemon. Process mixture until peas are roughly crushed.
    • Step 4
      Add pasta to boiling water and cook for 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain, reserving 250ml (1 cup) cooking water.
    • Step 5
      Return pea mixture to reserved pan. Add pasta and reserved cooking water and mozzarella, then squeeze over lemon juice. Toss over medium heat for 3 minutes or until warmed through.
    • Step 6
      Divide pasta among bowls. Grate over a little pecorino. Tear a few extra leaves from mint and scatter over to serve.

    Notes:

    Additional information for Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta

    Preparation: 0:15 Minutes, Cooking: 0:10 Minutes, Serving: 4 Person, Level:

    Nutrition Info:

    3885 kj Energy, 48g Fat Total, 23g Saturated Fat, 8g Fibre, 51g Protein, 96mg Cholesterol, 727.86mg Sodium, 5g Carbs (sugar), 69g Carbs (total),

    All nutrition values are per serve

    This Pea, mozzarella and mint pasta published first on: MasterChef, Images by: Brett Stevens

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