Today, I went to the open air market. Unlike most open air markets in Italy, the Lucca market has very few food stalls. But, as you turn onto Via dei Bacchettoni, the very first stall is run by a small local farm. As I walked by I noticed that they had fresh peas, so I stopped and bought about 3/4 of a pound. I also bought some strawberries!
So, even though it's Saturday... today we had Pasta and Peas and strawberries for dessert!
Ingredients for 2 portions
5-6 oz small macaroni
3/4 lb of fresh peas, shucked
1 fresh onion, or a small bunch of fresh scallions
Extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, Parmesan cheese.
That's it! If you like pepper, add a little more freshly ground pepper and... BUON APPETITO!
And... don't forget to serve strawberries for dessert!