Fettuccine with peas, shallots, and herbs

This turned out to be a surprisingly tasty recipe I found in the June issue of Real Simple magazine. The original recipe is a vegetarian dish, calling for fettuccine, peas, olive oil, shallots, pecorino or Parmesan cheese, parsley, and mint. Not having an unlimited pantry, I substituted a few items (as usual) and added chicken, as my husband appreciates meat with his meals, the dear carnivore =-).
So, I substituted:

  • spaghetti for fettuccine
  • fewer shallots
  • romano for pecorino/Parmesan
  • fresh basil for parsley and mint

Obviously, these were not difficult substitutions, but they significantly change the taste of the dish. We both greatly enjoyed the dish, and my husband appreciated the addition of chicken, although it is not a necessary flavor to make the meal.

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