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Pasta Fresca with Prosciutto, Peas and Tomatoes

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Pasta Fresca with Prosciutto, Peas and Tomatoes is a fresh and easy meal to toss together. MORE + LESS -

Bev Weidner
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

4
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1
medium shallot, finely sliced
3
cloves garlic, minced
3
ounce prosciutto, thinly sliced
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1
cup frozen peas
1
package (9 oz) fresh fettuccine
1
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1/4
cup freshly torn mint

Steps

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  • 1
    Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, add 2 tablespoons oil and bring to a medium-high heat. Add the shallots and saute they start to brown, 3 minutes. Add the garlic and bloom 30 seconds.
  • 2
    Add the sliced prosciutto and saute until it starts to crisp, 2 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the peas and tomatoes and saute until the peas heat through and pop in color, 3 more minutes. Season with a good pinch of salt and pepper.
  • 4
    In the meantime, cook the pasta for about 3 minutes (since it's fresh), drain and transfer to the skillet. Save about 1/2 cup pasta water before draining to aid in creating a thin sauce. Toss everything around to coat, and add as much pasta water as needed. Finally, add the last two tablespoons oil and toss to coat.
  • 5
    Serve immediately garnished with fresh mint!
 

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More About This Recipe
Pasta so FRESH it hurts. I thought I had been living. I thought my life had meaning . . . and purpose. I thought my days were being lived and experienced to their fullest, rich with love, happiness and beauty. WHAT A FOOL I HAD BEEN. It all happened only a short few days ago. I was making dinner. I had decided it was a pasta night (which is like every night but shhh). So I grabbed a few delish staples and fresh ingredients I had on hand to get her going. But….but. Instead of my normal go-to dried pasta, this time I took the road less traveled. F-r-e-s-h. Not like I MADE IT. Please, I had Laverne & Shirley reruns to watch. But I had bought some! And I know you're probably thinking to yourself, "is this chick for real? She's just now buying fresh pasta? Really? And which Laverne & Shirley episode did she watch?"
So here we are. Dinner was done. (Which took like 2 flashes) And I sit down to a bowl bigger than a pregnant rhinoceros. And I couldn't stop. It was like my mouth was a WELL-OILED MACHINE. I kept saying, "I could eat like this everyday! Really, this could be my meal every single day all day until Kingdom come and pigs fly home and cows talk and all that!" And then I realized I was alone and making zero sense. There's a slight chance that when my husband got home there was but a lonely single strand of fettucini and half a cherry tomato left in the skillet. I'm totally kidding! There were 2 strands left. Don't wait another NANOSECOND. Get fresh with it like your soul doth beggeth.

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