De Ma Cuisine



May 2013



English Peas with Ricotta and Ham over Pasta

Written by , Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Main Dishes, Meat, Pasta, Pork, Vegetables


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English Peas with Ricotta and Ham over Pasta
Recipe type: Main, Dinner, Lunch, Pasta, Stove Top
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Serves: 4
  • 1 pkg pasta
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 heaping C (about 40 pods) English peas (shelled)
  • 2 carrots, in long thin ribbons (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 1 bulb green garlic and the green part (just the edible part), minced
  • ¾ t to 1 t salt
  • ¼ C water
  • ¾ C ham, cooked and thinly sliced
  • pinch cayenne
  • pepper, to taste
  • ½ to 1 t fresh thyme
  • 1-2 T lemon juice
  • 2-3 C chard, roughly chopped
  • 10 oz. ricotta cheese
  • parmesan cheese (for topping), grated
  • basil, chopped (for topping)
  1. Cook pasta in salted water.
  2. While pasta cooks, heat skillet, and add oil. Add veggies (except chard) and seasonings. Cook over medium or medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add water. Cook 8 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add lemon juice, ham, and chard. Cook for 5 minutes (or until ham is heated through and chard is wilted), tossing occasionally with tongs. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  4. Toss cooked pasta with ricotta and a pinch of salt.
  5. Serve pasta topped with veggies and some parmesan and basil.




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