Monday, January 18, 2010

Looking for inspiration

I am having a no-inspiration day. I can't decide what to cook for dinner. I have quite a lot of stuff in the fridge and freezer that needs to be used, so most likely I will throw something together with what's lurking around.

I have some prosciutto and peas and cream, so it is possible I will make pasta with those ingredients. How easy is that? This easy:

Cook pasta until al dente. That means don't overcook it; if you go as long as it says on the package it will be a mushy mess. It needs to still have a little texture left.

While the pasta is cooking, heat some cream in a small pan. Add chopped prosciutto and thawed peas. When hot, add some Parmesan. I also like to add a little lemon zest sometimes. It gives it a nice clean flavor.

So go ahead, you should pretty much have all the stuff to make this all the time. If you are as cool as I am.

1 comment:

TexasHeather said...

Oooh, oooh!! I can do this one!! With no substitutions at all!! Would not have thought of the addition of lemon zest, but my 9 yr old will love that -- he is the Official Lemon Zester in our house. Can't wait to try this.