Quick Pesto Tortellini with Asparagus and Capers

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Pesto is easily one of the go-to sauce for a flavorful and welcoming primo piatto. This recipe proposes an easy to prepare Tortellini with fresh basil pesto along with cream cheese (underused in pasta recipes). A small addition that remixes the standard crowd-pleaser.

 

This recipe goes a bit further though, fresh green asparagus are invited to share the spotlight. Frying the vegetable on the reliable butter + olive oil combo is a staple, afterward just add a drizzle of honey and a cup of chopped capers for a the final touches.

 

Written by Mateus Andrade

 

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INGREDIENTS

20 wonton pastry sheets
175g cream chees1
170g fresh basil pesto
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp honey
2 bunches of green asparagus
50g butter
4 tbsp olive oil
20 capers
Handful chopped chives

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