Pasta with Prosciutto & Peas

needing a quick dinner after work on monday i decided to give this a go, based on Celeste's recipe at Sugar and Spice. of course i made a few changes lol (and totally missed the bit about the lemon zest and juice, will have to try that next time!)

serves about 4-6

500g spiral pasta (spirals catch the sauce better :))
8-12 slices proscuitto
1 red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
1.5 cups baby peas, frozen
2-3 tspns cornflour
1 tin evaporated low fat milk **

cook pasta according to packet directions
lightly fry the proscuitto, onion, garlic and pepper until proscuitto is crispy and onion and garlic are soft. *
add peas and gently fry, stirring occasionally, until peas are starting to soften.
add cornflour and mix well so everything is coated
add evaporated milk and cook until thickened, stirring most of the time.
immediately mix through pasta, top with parmesan to serve.

* actually you don't need to fry proscuitto as it does not require cooking, however i actaully had half proscuitto and half pancetta, which does require cooking ;)
** you can of course use cream like celeste, but i rarely have cream in teh house and get enough calories from other sources lol


Celeste said...

Yay! I'm so glad that you enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for reading my blog. :)

Thermomixer said...

Thought you were going to say that you'd translated this from bimby forum ;)

Sounds yummy.

karen said...

Thanks Brazen. Solved tonight's dinner dilemma (although we did a few subs - ham, spring onions, zucchini, no garlic). Was easy and delish, and the kids ate it :)

brazen's crafts said...

i was thinking today that zucchini, peas and fresh shredded mint would be good :)