Creamy Pasta with Peas and Basil
1 lb of pasta- shells are fun because the peas hide inside
1 bunch pearl onions, tops and roots removed and bulbs scrubbed
2 cups peas- either snap peas, shelled peas, or a blend of both.
1 ¼ c cream
2 T lemon juice
salt and pepper
¼ c finely chopped basil, or a blend of basil and parsley
1Boil the pasta in a large amount of water. When the pasta is a few minutes from tender, drop in the pearl onions.
2 Just before draining the pasta and onions, drop in the peas. Drain immediately.
3 Meanwhile, simmer the cream in a skillet. When reduced slightly, add the lemon juice, seasonings, and herbs.
4 Combine with the drained pasta and serve with cheese and bread.