This Saturday, I needed something quick and easy to make but substantial enough to line the stomach before heading out for a night on the town. This fantastic recipe from the BBC Good Food site does that by the bucket load!
Here is what you will need to serve 2 (easily doubled)
- Approx 200g Dried Linguine Pasta
- 3 slices Prosciutto
- Olive Oil, for frying
- 1 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 3 heaped tbsp Crème Fraîche
- Handful of Fresh Basil, leaves picked
- Handful of Parmesan, grated
First thing’s first, bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the linguine as per the packet instructions.
Meanwhile, slice the prosciutto and heat a little olive oil in a heavy non stick frying pan. Cook until browned and crispy then remove from the pan and keep to one side. Turn the heat down to low and keep the pan hot.
When the pasta is cooked, add a little of the water to the jug with the crème fraîche then drain the rest.
Put the pasta in the hot frying pan then add the dressing, prosciutto, parmesan and a handful of basil leaves.
I don’t know why, but I’ve honestly never even thought of frying prosciutto before. I’ve always had it torn on top of a pizza or wrapped around a chicken breast. I tell you what though, it’s something I will be doing again! It’s like having crispy bacon but it cooks in a third of the time and has a more subtle flavour. Delicious!
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Until next time my lovelies.