Smoked Oyster Prosciutto Pasta

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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.


3 thoughts on “Smoked Oyster Prosciutto Pasta

  1. David @ Spiced says:

    I absolutely love all kinds of pasta! You did a great job combining flavors here for this one, and that bread crumb mixture sounds amazing. I’m glad you finally got a taste of good weather…summer is finally here! I’m hoping the weather stays nice for you guys up there. :-)
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  2. Marissa says:

    Glad you got some good weather, Ben. Sorry that rain is on the way though….boo.

    Love all of the complex flavors in this pasta dish. And I love that you don’t overdo it on the cream sauce – just enough to make it luscious.
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