Pea and ham pasta

Delicious when served with parmesan cheese.
 
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Recipe from: 2 December 2015
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 500
    g
    fettucini
  • 120
    g
    Gypsy ham
  • cut into strips
  • 3
    Tbs
    butter
  • 3
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 250
    g
    frozen peas
  • 2
    tsp
    finely grated
  • lemon zest
  • 2
    Tbs
    fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • TO SERVE:
  • Parmesan cheese, finely grated
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Add the ham and cook until crisp on the edges. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on paper towel.

Add the olive oil to the pan and then the peas, and cook until the peas are bright green.

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

Drain the pasta (reserving 1 cup of the cooking water) and tip the pasta back into the pot.

Add the ham, peas, lemon zest and juice. (Loosen with some extra-virgin olive oil or some of the cooking water if necessary.) Season well.

Serve immediately, with plenty of grated Parmesan sprinkled over the top.

Words and image:Fairlady magazine

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