Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Eating Well Newsletter, May/07. They suggest the more expensive brands because they make the dish taste better. It seems to be that the prosciutto they found was saltier than the better brands anyway that is what they say, the same with Parmesan cheese.
- 12 ounces whole wheat spaghetti (they suggest Bionaturae, found in natural-food sections)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄8-1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, trimmed of fat and cut into thin strips (they suggest Volpi or Di Parma)
- 12 ounces roasted red peppers, rinsed and cut into thin strips
- 8 ounces arugula leaves
- 2⁄3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided (they suggest Reggiano)
- fresh ground pepper
- 1⁄3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- Cook spaghetti in a large pot of lightly salted boiling water until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
- Add garlic and crushed red pepper; cook, stirring, until fragrant but not colored, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add prosciutto and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Stir in roasted peppers and arugula; increase heat to medium-high.
- Cook, stirring often, until the arugula is wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking water, drain the spaghetti and place in a warmed large bowl.
- Add the reserved water, arugula mixture, 1/3 cup Parmesan and pepper; toss to coat well.
- Sprinkle with walnuts and the remaining Parmesan and serve.