We'll make this a regular post and call it the "Friend Food Feature".
Well, I was invited to participate in a "Plamann Family Favorite" via the fantastic cook, Pamela Plamann. She was busy at work in the kitchen when I arrived and I could see pasta boiling in the background. Pam took the time to chill the wine I brought. Shortly after, she took out the kitchen shears and began snipping away at a stack of prosciutto (Italian cured ham). Finely cut prosciutto ... hmm ... I am intrigued.
Amidst the chaos of the kitchen... more family walking in, their adorable black lab greeting everyone, and her husband playing with the iPad... I barely had time to notice Pam sauteing the proscuitto. As soon as it hit the pan, my nose woke up. "You have to come smell this," Pam said. But, I didn't have to go far to know that it smelled amazing!
Taken from a CuisineAtHome.com, here's the recipe for the Plamann Family Favorite.
Linguine with Lemon and Cream
- 8 slices of prosciutto or ham; cut crosswise into strips
- 1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 4 tsp of lemon zest
- 1/2 lb dry linguine
- 1 cup of grated Parmigiano
- Freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste
Prepares: 6 cups
Total time: 20 minutes
Saute prosciutto with melted butter in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add broth and cook 1 minute. Stir in cream, lemon juice, and zest. Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes, then season with pepper. Keep the sauce covered and warm while cooking the pasta. Prepare linguine according to package directions. Drain; transfer to the pan with the sauce and stir over medium heat to incorporate. Off heat, stir in cheese; transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with additional lemon zest.
I very much enjoyed the time in the kitchen with great friends and delicious food. My compliments to the cook!! I can certainly see (and taste) why this is a family favorite.
What are some of your family favorites? Would you like it to be featured? :)