First of all I need to apologise for how dark this photo is, I really need to make myself a light box and with all the cardboard boxes lying around, you'd have thought I would have done it by now!
This is one of my standby recipes that I have been making for years. I almost always have a tub of creme fraiche in the fridge, and one of the first things I bought to go in the freezer when I moved was frozen peas, combined with ham and my favourite of all, lemon, this makes for a fantastic and easy dish.
I'm also entering this into Presto Pasta Nights this week with Ruth at Once Upon a Feast. Check out her Blog for this weeks round up.
Lemon Linguine with Ham (adapted from Good Food Magazine August 2006)
cupful frozen peas
200ml tub half fat crème fraîche
grated zest ½ lemon and juice of 1 lemon
3-4 slices of cooked ham , cut into strips
Cook the pasta following pack instructions, adding the peas for the final 2 mins of cooking.
Drain the pasta well and return to the pan. Stir in the ham, crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice, then season. Serve with the grated parmesan scattered over.