Recipe from NYT by Florence Fabricant, serves 2 to 3

2 oz fresh Pea Shoots

1 large clove of Garlic or use the fresh Spring Garlic from the box

Salt to taste

3 TB Butter or Olive Oil, or a mixture

1/2 lb Bow-Tie Pasta

4 oz Cremini Mushrooms, sliced

1 oz Prosciutto, chopped

3 TB freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, plus additional for the table

Freshly ground Black Pepper

If the pea shoots have long stems, cut them into pieces.  Set aside.  Mash the garlic with a pinch of salt to form a paste.  Mix with the butter or oil.  Heat a large pot of salted water for the pasta.  Heat 2 TB of the garlic butter or oil in a large, heavy skillet.  Add the mushrooms, and sauté over medium heat for a few minutes, until the mushrooms have wilted.  Stir in the prosciutto, cook another few seconds, then remove from the heat. When the water has come to a boil, add the pasta and cook about 7 minutes, until al dente.  Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet.  Return the skillet to the heat.  Add the pea shoots to the skillet along with the remaining garlic butter or oil, and cook over medium heat, stirring, for a minute or two, until the pea shoots have just wilted and the ingredients are well mixed.  Add the cheese, season with salt and pepper, and serve at once, offering more cheese at the table.