This Smoked Oyster Prosciutto Pasta with a delicious cream cheese sauce and crispy breadcrumbs is an original way to enjoy a seafood pasta.
Hello, my friends! I hope you are doing great, and the weather in your area is lovely. I have some great news. Remember I was complaining that May and the beginning of June were rather refreshing, windy, and rainy? Finally, we had a very nice weekend. Not too hot (Which is fine as I don’t like heat) but sunny and dry. But all good things must come to an end, so we are expecting rains again later this week. Oopsie.
I am not too sad, though. I love this kind of melancholic
situation outside. Besides, officially summer hasn’t started yet, and this
weather is decent for late spring, right? Also, it is always a good excuse to
eat a more comforting dish on such gloomy days.
What about this Smoked Oyster Prosciutto Pasta?
This year I’ve been having a kick on recipes with smoked mussels and oysters. They go perfectly on a pizza or flatbread, chowder, and salad. Why not use them in a pasta recipe, too?
Smoked oysters are very aromatic and give a strong flavour profile to any dish. That’s the reason it can be a little challenging to combine them with other ingredients; however, I think salty smoky prosciutto is a good match. It is also important to smooth the strong flavour out, that’s why I used some cream cheese for the sauce.
I almost never use breadcrumbs in pasta (even for mac&cheese), but I thought some extra crispy textures would be a nice addition to balance soft oysters. But these are not just any breadcrumbs! I process stale Italian bread in the processor then toasted with garlic, lemon, herbs, and some aromatic oil from the oyster’s tin. The breadcrumbs turned out delicious.
I am pretty happy with this Smoked Oyster Prosciutto Pasta.
It might be packed with some heavy flavours for summer meals, but if you are
having a rainy and cold day, you should consider trying this.