Cheesy pea and ham pasta


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Ingredients 9
Servings 4
Time 10 mins

Ingredients

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

Method

25 mins
 
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.

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