I recognize I just made a pasta- but it was so good, why mess with a good thing?
Straw and Hay- weird name- and I don’t feel like it fits with the way this dish looks in her book- but I’m willing to overlook that to combine prosciutto, cream, gorgonzola, peas and fettucine.
This is why I love new recipes. I’m pretty sure I have never fried prosciutto before. Look how lovely it crisps up. Note- be sure to separate before frying or they all stick together and it’s a pain to get them apart.
OK- so crisp up some prosciutto- set aside. Saute some onions and garlic- add cream and gorgonzola and simmer until thick.
Not losing any weight with Ina.
As a side note- she specifies to use Gorgonzola Dolce and not Mountain (which apparently is more pungent.) I had mountain on hand- so that’s what went into this- next time I’ll buy dolce and see if there is a noticeable difference.
Anyway- when the sauce is thick, peas and prosciutto get added back in.
Mix with your noodles and you have a VERY satisfying dish.
I thought this was REALLY good. We halved the recipe for the two of us and it was more than enough- portion sizes are not lacking with this book I’ve found.
It tastes much like a carbonara- which I think sounds more pleasant than straw and hay- but that’s just me. Either way- it’s delicious. Will make this again too. Recipe can be found here.