Angel Hair Pasta with Fennel and Saffron Recipe

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Submitted by riekerfit

Makes 6 servings



Fabulous flavors of Southern Italy

Recipe Ingredients for Angel Hair Pasta with Fennel and Saffron

2 medium Fennel
3/4 lb Angel Hair Multigrain Pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 small red onion
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
3 tablespoon raisins
2 tablespoon pine nuts

Recipe Directions for Angel Hair Pasta with Fennel and Saffron

  1. Bring large pot water to boil. Meanwhile, rinse and trim fennel, discarding the stems but reserving the fronds and bulbs. Chop fronds and set aside. Add the fennel bulbs to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the fennel bulbs. Dice or chop the bulbs and set aside.

  2. Return the water to a boil and cook pasta 6 minutes. Drain the pasta reserving 1 cup of the cooking water

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large skillet over low heat. Add the onions, fennel seeds and chopped fronds and cook, stirring until the onions are tender, for about 10 minutes.

  4. Combine saffron with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water stir to blend and add to skillet along with 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Stir in the fennel and cook stirring for about 15 more minutes or until fennel is very tender. Add raisins and pine nuts. IF the mixture seems dry, add some pasta water slowly.

  5. Add cooked pasta. Increase heat to medium and cook, stirring for another minute or 2. Drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, add salt and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 170.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
319
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
67mg
3%
Potassium
412mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates
50.4g
17%
Dietary Fiber
7.1g
28%
Sugars
6.1g
Protein
12.0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 6% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
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