For some reason or another, last week Kegan and I managed to skip our weekly grocery shop. Luckily we had done a large shop the week before so I was able to just barely scrape by. This was one of the last meals I made that week, putting good use to the final remans of our refrigerator. Sometimes all you need is a little push to get your kitchen creativity flowing. This dish was a hit! I am happy to say Poppy and Kegan devoured it.
*Please use this recipe as a guideline. It doesn’t have to be exact. I honestly just tossed it together… I’m sure you could use all sorts of yummy veg in this dish….maybe even toss in a little fresh arugala! Yum. or try switching up the cheese maybe add a little aged white cheddar to the mix?
2 cups peas
2 cups red cabbage, shredded
2 cups brussel sprouts, shredded
rice pasta, 4-6 servings ( you could also try this with brown or wild rice )
Lemon cream sauce:
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2-2 tbsp flour
2 cups milk, heated. I used whole milk ( or 1 cup milk one cup cream )
2 large cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup parmesan, grated
salt and pepper
Fill a small pot about 1/2 of the way with water. Bring to a boil, add the peas and cook for 2 minutes or until just tender ( if the peas are frozen cook for 3 minutes ) Rinse with cold water and strain. Set aside.
In a medium pan over medium high heat add a little olive oil, add the cabbage and brussel sprouts and cook for about 3 minutes or until the bottoms begin to brown. Stir and cook for anouther 3 minutes, until tender. Remove from heat.
Cook the pasta according to package. Set aside.
In a medium pan over medium heat add 2 tbsp butter, let melt. Add the flour and whisk until you have a smooth paste. Add the milk and garlic. Whisk until the sauce begins to boil and is smooth and has thickened. Add the cheese and stir until combined. Remove from heat, add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl toss everything together. Top with a little freshly grated parm. Serve. Enjoy.