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    Ziti with Asparagus Sauce: (Ziti agli Asparagi)

    Serves 6
    Not T&T

    1&1/2 lbs.fresh asparagus
    2 Tbls.butter
    2 cloves garlic,finely chopped
    1 leek,thinly sliced
    1 c.chicken broth
    1/2 c.dry white wine
    1/2 tsp.pepper
    1 pkg.(16oz.)ziti or other tubular pasta
    1/4 c.freshly grated Parmesan cheese

    Break off tough ends of asparagus where stalks snap easily.Cover asparagus with cold water.Let stand one hour.

    Heat butter in 10" skillet over low heat.Stir in garlic & leek.Cover & cook 10 minutes.Stir in chicken broth,wine,pepper & asparagus.Heat to boiling,reduce heat.Cover & simmer about 10 minutes or til asparagus is tender.

    Cut tips from 12 stalks of the asparagus,reserve.Place remaining asparagus mixture in food processor or blender,cover & process til smooth.

    Cook ziti as dircted on pkg.,drain.Mix ziti & sauce,top with asparagus tips & cheese.