As i couldn't find fresh pappardelle at the market i purchased fresh Lasagne sheets and cut them into 3cm thick ribbons which provides the same end result. Also, if you don't have a reputable grocer, don't use fresh peas: the frozen ones will be better, and cost a 10th of the price.
Ingredients (Serves 2 as main)
- 200gm fresh pappardelle
- 1 cos lettuce heart, stem removed
- 4 thin slices shaved prosciutto
- 1/2 cup freshly shelled peas
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp parsley, finely copped
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 clove garlic, finely sliced
- Salt and pepper
MethodSlice the prosciutto and lettuce into 2 cm thick strips.
Cook the pasta as per packet instructions.
Whilst pasta is cooking, saute the prosciutto and garlic in the butter and olive oil for 2 minutes.
Add the lettuce and saute for a further 1 minute.
simmer for 5 minutes; if the sauce becomes too thick, add a little of the water that the pasta is cooking in.
Serve immediately with fresh grated parmesan.