Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas

This is one of my favorite quick meals (like 20 minutes, quick) to prepare during the Spring and Summer.

Recipe by Everyday Food

12 ounces Fettuccine
1 Tbsp butter
1 shallot finely chopped
2/3 heavy cream
1 10 ounce pkg frozen peas, thawed
8 slice (4 ounces) prosciutto cut into strips
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese plus for for serving (optional)

In a large pot of salted boiling water cook the noodles until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta and set aside.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat, add shallot and cook until softened
about 5 minutes. Add cream, peas and prosciutto, bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Simmer until peas are heated through, about 3-4 minutes. Add cheese.

Stir in lemon zest, juice add enough of the pasta liquid to thin the sauce as desired. Season generously with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over pasta and combine, (I use tongs for this) Add additional parm cheese if desired.

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