A quick weeknight meal is enlivened with fresh springtime ingredients. English peas are available for only a short time, so get them while you can (and have fun shelling them!). Garlic scapes are the green, plant part sprouting out of the garlic bulb we usually use-- you may have seen them when you've left a forgotten clove of garlic sitting around too long. Use them like garlic, though they are milder and less spicy.
- Shell your peas and mince your scape (one will do).
- Bring a pot of water to boil and get your pasta cooking.
- Drizzle some olive oil in a large pan and add the scapes and a dash of salt; saute over medium heat.
- After a minute, add the peas and continue cooking.
- When the pasta is just al dente, add it to the pan and toss.
- Add some arugula or fresh spinach and cook just until wilted.
- Squeeze some lemon over the dish and sprinkle with some parmesan.
Serve and enjoy!