There are flavours mixes that seem obvious. We are using them often, but everyone sometimes likes to try something new. That’s how it was with me this time. I love pasta in every form, and in combination with prawns, the dish was expected to be good. I add a few extra ingredients and the effect surprised me. Pasta with prawns and a few additions is a thing worth your attention!

While preparing this dish, but also a few previous ones, I came to the conclusion that some ingredients that seem to be popular and present everywhere are not. This is not about prawns or parmesans – it used to be elements of our dishes, but green peas. The canned one can be found everywhere, but it’s not so easy to buy frozen one anymore. In both competing discount shops (Lidl and Biedronka) I did not find it. A trip to Auchan was necessary, but finally, I have!

To make a dish you need:

  • tagliatelle pasta
  • 200 g of prawns (preferably the larger ones, but the cocktails will also work)
  • 200 g green peas (fresh or frozen, not preserved)
  • 80 g of ham (prosciutto or serrano)
  • 100 g of parmesan cheese (could also be different, hard cheese – Grana Padano, Dziugas, etc.)
  • 3 tablespoons of cream 18%
  • two cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

We start by slicing garlic into very small cubes. As small as you can :). We set the water for pasta and put it after boiling. In the meantime, add oil and garlic to the pan. Fry for a moment, then add prawns. After a minute, we also add green peas. Then add the cooked pasta to the pan. Add three tablespoons of cream and two tablespoons of water pasta. Mix so that the ingredients combine. We add chopped ham and 2/3 of grated parmesan. Season, and before serving, sprinkle with cheese on the plate.

What can I say, the dish is sensational. Sweet and slightly crunchy peas, salty ham and lots of umami made of cheese and shrimps. If you are looking for an idea for a dinner, you already have it – pasta with prawns, peas, ripening ham and Parmesan is a hit! 🙂

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