Penne with Asparagus

Penne with Asparagus
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  • 1 pound penne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound asparagus, woody stems discarded, remainder cut into quarters
  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • ⅓ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 small bunch chives, cut into 1 " pieces
  • ¼ cup shaved Parmesan cheese, or more to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over a low flame and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until golden, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add lemon juice, asparagus and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook until asparagus is al dente, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add pasta to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain pasta and add to asparagus mixture. Just prior to serving, add pine nuts, chives and Parmesan cheese.