"Ham and Mushroom Carbonara"
|"Ham and Mushroom Carbonara"|
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
16oz linguine or spaghetti
1 cup cubed ham
1 cup sliced button mushrooms
1 cup cream
5 oz grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
A large pinch of chives
1 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, stir gently until cooked and tender. Remove and keep warm. Combine cream, eggs, and three quarters of the Pecorino Romano, chives, and a generous amount of freshly ground pepper. Place linguine/spaghetti into a saucepan add a pinch of salt bring to the boil then simmer until cooked. In another pan add the egg mixture, mushrooms, and ham. Toss in the pasta, over low heat until sauce thickens. Season to taste. Serve with remaining grated cheese.
***** Optional: You can also add peas, or chopped asparagus, or even broccoli…..
++++ Wine pairing: A nice glass of Riesling: A semi-sweet wine with peach & citrus or a chilled glass of Moscato: A sweet white wine with fruit-forward flavors of peach, apricot and pear. Great wines for ham and pasta.
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