Pasta with mushrooms, lemon and prosciutto

You can substitute the prosciutto with shoulder bacon or your favourite kind of ham.
 
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Recipe from: 3 August 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 12
    slices of prosciutto or bacon
  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 20
    ml
    butter
  • 500
    g
    mixed mushrooms
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 30
    ml
    lemon juice
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 500
    g
    fettuccine pasta
  • 125
    ml
    fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 30
    ml
    grated lemon rind
  • 125
    ml
    Parmesan cheese, grated
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat the grill.

Place the prosciutto on a baking tray and grill for about 4 minutes or until crisp. Set aside.

Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms until golden brown. Add the garlic and lemon juice and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Return the frying pan to the heat and allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce becomes noticeably thicker.

Boil the pasta until al dente and drain.
Stir the mushroom sauce, parsley, lemon rind and Parmesan cheese into the pasta. Spoon onto serving dishes, garnish with prosciutto and serve.

Wine recommendation:

A creamy Chardonnay with a hint of citrus is ideal.


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