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Fettuccine Pasta with Prosciutto, Peas, and a Cream Sauce

Date July 15, 2011

(Recipe by Emeril Lagasse, courtesy The Food Network, with changes by HL Vineyards)

 
Ingredients

  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup diced onions (green onions work just as well)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2-4 ounces prosciutto, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • ¼+ cup dry white wine (Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc, of course)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup frozen sweet peas*
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (taste beforehand for seasoning – the prosciutto is very salty)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • * if using fresh peas, par boil for about 4-5 minutes before adding

Directions

Set a large pot of water with a pasta insert over high heat and bring to a boil. Place the pasta in the water and return to a boil, being sure to stir the pasta until the water boils again.

While the pasta cooks, pour yourself and enjoy a chilled glass of the Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc and place a large 12-inch sauté pan over medium high heat, and add the olive oil and the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the onions to the pan and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and sauté for 30 seconds. Place the prosciutto in the pan and sauté for 1 minute. Deglaze the pan with wine and cook until it is nearly evaporated, about 30 seconds. Add the cream, peas, salt and pepper to the pan and let the cream reduce by half, 4 to 5 minutes. If the pasta is not yet cooked, turn the fire off the sauce while the pasta continues to cook.

Strain the pasta from the water once it is cooked, and place in a large heat resistant bowl. Pour the sauce over the pasta and sprinkle with the cheese and the parsley. Use tongs are two large forks to stir the sauce into the pasta and serve while hot.

 

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