Tina's Tagliatelle

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Tina's Tagliatelle

This is a very simple, store cupboard recipe which, served with a fresh mixed salad, makes a perfect evening meal and only takes about 10 minutes to cook and prepare.

Serves 2 as a main course

    Ingredients:
  • 75g frozen peas
  • 1 small onion weighing around 50g
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 130g tagliatelle
  • 100g lean, thin sliced ham
  • 100m dry white wine
  • 200ml single cream
  • Grated Parmesan cheese to serve

    Method:
  1. Cook the frozen peas, strain and leave to one side.
  2. Put on a pan of water to boil for the tagliatelle.
  3. cook gently over a low heat for about 8 minutes until it is soft and just beginning to brown.
  4. Meanwhile, add the tagliatelle to the boiling water and cook according to the instructions on the packet, usually no more than 5 minutes.
  5. Cut the ham into small pieces and add to the onion along with a good sprinkling of black pepper and the peas.
  6. Turn the heat up slightly, cook for a few minutes, stirring continuously and then add the white wine.
  7. When the wine has reduced slightly turn the heat back down and add the cream, stir thoroughly and heat through without boiling.
  8. Drain the tagliatelle, tip into the pan with the other ingredients and mix until it is all coated with the cream mixture.
  9. Serve into individual warmed dishes, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and eat immediately.
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