Yesterday I felt like banging my head on my desk at work. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely love my job. I was just so tired. I wanted someone to just punch me in the face and knock me out…how sad is that?
One day my husband came home with prosciutto. I knew what it was, but had never tried it. I was like “ok, this is not going to go to waste”. So of course I jumped on line to find a recipe to make use of the Italian meat. I am not a fan of Alfredo sauce, but had all the ingredients (except the fettuccini and shallots) on hand to make this recipe. Needless to say it was wonderful!
I didn’t have fettuccini, so I used penne pasta. In place of the shallot I used a bit of finely chopped onion. It’s the perfect meal for when company comes over. It’s quick, easy and look at the pretty colors!
Everyone at home reallly enjoyed it! I might have licked the plate.
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 shallots, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 pound prosciutto, julienned
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish
- 1 pound fresh fettuccini
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute for a couple minutes or until tender. Add cream and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add prosciutto and peas and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle cheese over top and stir to melt and combine. Cook until heated through.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, add fettuccini and cook until al dente (just a couple minutes for fresh pasta.) Drain, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Add the reserved pasta water and drained fettucini to skillet. Toss to combine pasta with sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve, garnished with extra cheese.
Recipe from http://www.foodnetwork.com