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    Pasta With Prosciutto in a Lemon Cream Sauce

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    25 mins

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    Hungry Chefs's Note:

    My mom found this recipe years ago, and since then it has been a favorite among my own family and with anyone who got my mom to give up the recipe :) ... So flavorful, you too will not only enjoy this but never truly be able to get enough of it!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Melt butter.
    2. 2
      Add shallots and sauté until translucent (about 2 min.).
    3. 3
      Add broth.
    4. 4
      Simmer over medium-hi heat until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes).
    5. 5
      Add cream, lemon peel, orange peel, and cayenne.
    6. 6
      Simmer until sauce thickens slightly (about 3 minutes).
    7. 7
      Add peas.
    8. 8
      Simmer until heated through (about 2 minutes).
    9. 9
      Stir in mint and lemon juice.
    10. 10
      Meanwhile, cook pasta.
    11. 11
      Cut up prosciutto into bite-size pieces (approx. 1-2 square inches) and add at end to mixture.
    12. 12
      Mix cream sauce with pasta.
    13. 13
      Sprinkle fresh Parmesan on top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2014

      55

      This was absolutely delicious! I did tweak it a little though. I added dill and oregano to it because I subbed shrimp for the prosciutto. I also switched out the cayenne with dried red pepper flakes. And I used cheese tortellini. But the sauce was so delicious.

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    • on June 13, 2010

      55

      This was absolutely fabulous. Have made it several times - wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for posting!

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    • on December 08, 2009

      55

      OMG!! All I can say is just FABULOUS!! Don't forget the cayenne, it adds a necessary kick!! Thanks Hungry!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta With Prosciutto in a Lemon Cream Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (313 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 711.3
     
    Calories from Fat 275
    38%
    Total Fat 30.5 g
    47%
    Saturated Fat 17.7 g
    88%
    Cholesterol 96.7 mg
    32%
    Sodium 122.7 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 100.7 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 14.2 g
    57%
    Sugars 2.2 g
    8%
    Protein 13.0 g
    26%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    prosciutto

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