Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

I love tortellini's and always looking for a good recipe that uses them. This came from the Food Network magazine

kosher salt
1 lb meat filled tortellini
2 tbls extra-virgin olive oil
4 oz prosciutto or pancetta, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 tbls. tomato paste
1/4 c. heavy cream
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
2 tbls  chopped fresh parsley
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the tortellini and cook as the label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil and prosciutto and cook until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and tomato paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Ladle in about 1 cup of the pasta cooking water and simmer until reduced by about half, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cream and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. About 2 minutes before the tortellini are done, add the peas to the boiling water and cook until just tender. Drain the tortellini and peas and add to the skillet, tossing to coat with the sauce. Stir in the parsley. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese.

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