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


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


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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