Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta is an easy dish that will be ready in under 30 minutes. And the combination of aromatics like garlic and thyme makes it ultra tasty.Jump to Recipe
Hello everyone. I hope you are doing well.
I know it’s Monday. That’s why I’ve decided to share another recipe from my unpublished folder (And I have dozens of such recipes!) So not only is this recipe is delicious and easy, but also you’ve got to see sweet Daisy once again. Yeah, unfortunately, as I said in my previous post, all such pictures are archival. She has not been participated in shooting since last fall. Probably, juts lost her interest. And I rarely use prosciutto this year, too. That’s quite upsetting, but I still have few pictures of her up my sleeve.
Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta
This Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta, on the other hand, will not upset nor disappoint you. Indeed, it’s utterly delicious! There’s something very special in the sweetness of green peas and pasta. Plus that salty prosciutto.
My husband isn’t a huge fan of green peas and pasta combination, but he did like this variation. Probably prosciutto, again. Definitely prosciutto because that also applies to Daisy.
Even though this recipe calls for only a few simple ingredients, the flavour profile is wonderful. Sweet peas, salty prosciutto, good olive oil, aromatic thyme and garlic – what not to like about this? Optionally, you can add some lemon for some freshness. And some shaved parmesan or other hard cheese of your choice, for serving. And yes, bacon in place of prosciutto works well too, but personally I love prosciutto.
I hope you like this idea, and you will try it soon. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.
Green Pea Prosciutto PastaCourse: Main
Green Pea Prosciutto Pasta is an easy dish that will be ready in under 30 minutes. And the combination of aromatics like garlic and thyme makes it ultra tasty.
200-225 gr. small-shape pasta of your choice
1,5 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup frozen green peas – do not thaw
70-100 gr. prosciutto, finely sliced
1 tbsp. fresh thyme
1/2 tbsp. lemon zest (optional)
1/2 tbsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. chipotle powder (or to taste)
salt, to taste
shaved parmesan or other hard cheese, for serving
- Cook the pasta in salted boiling water as instructed on the package, until al dente. Drain reserving about one cup of water.
- In the meantime, in a pan over low-medium heat combine the olive oil and butter and cook the garlic, stirring, 4-5 minutes.
- Add the prosciutto and cook few minutes, until lightly browned and crisp.
- Stir in the green peas, thyme, lemon zest (if using), smoked paprika, chipotle, and a pinch of salt. Keep in mind the saltiness of prosciutto. Add a splash or two of pasta water. Cook for about 5 minutes or so, just to warm through the green peas.
- Combine the cooked pasta with the green peas mixture. Add some of the reserved pasta water, as needed and mix to combine. Try and add more seasonings if necessary. Serve immediately sprinkled with some extra thyme and shaved parmesan. Enjoy!
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