This weeks cook book recipe was Creamy Ham and Artichoke Pasta. I had this on Wednesday before I went to the National Theatre. It was very quick and easy to make and really tasty, I served it with Garlic Bread and a Side Salad. The play was also very good, it was called England People Very Nice, and although it relied a lot on stereotypes, it was funny and entertaining.
This is what I'm entering into Presto Pasta Nights this week, back with Ruth of Once Upon a Feast, the founder! Check out the round up for lots of delicious pasta and noodle dishes.
Creamy Ham and Artichoke Pasta (adapted from Good Housekeeping 30 Minute Suppers)
500ml carton creme fraiche
280g jar roasted artichoke hearts, drained and halved
80g pack ham, torn into strips
2 tbsp chopped fresh sage leaves
40g parmesan cheese, grated
Bring a large pan of water to the boil. Add the pasta, and cook according to packet instructions.
Drain well, reserving some of the cooking water, the put the pasta back in the pan.
Add the creme fraiche, artichoke hearts, ham and chopped sage and stir everything together, thinning with a ladleful of cooking water. Season well with salt and pepper.
Spoon the pasta into bowls, sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the pasta and garnish with sage leaves.