This was so easy and oh so yummy. I love when those two things combine in a meal.
Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas
From: Martha Stewart
12 oz. fettucine
1 Tbs. butter
1 shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed
3 oz. prosciutto, chopped
1 Tbs. lemon zest
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large pot, boil fettucine until al dente. Reserve 1 cup pasta water. Drain pasta and return pasta to pot.
Meanwhile, make sauce: In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat; add shallot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add cream, peas and prosciutto. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Simmer until peas are heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in lemon zest and juice. Pour sauce over pasta; add parmesan and season generously with salt and pepper. Add enough pasta water to thin sauce as desired. Serve immediately, topped with additional parmesan.