Pasta With Cheese: Parma Ham, Rocket And Bubbling Blue Cheese

Pasta With Cheese: Parma Ham, Rocket And Bubbling Blue Cheese

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Easy Recipes, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 404.7 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 g dried pasta, such as pappardelle or lasagnette
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 slices Parma ham
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 Bleu de Bresse or mini Cambozola cheeses, 150 g each
  • 2 tablespoons Marsala or sherry
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • A handful of rocket
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • #The Parma ham crisps up beautifully in a non-stick frying pan – other cured hams can also be used, such as serrano, San Daniele or speck.# Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, or according to the packet instructions.
  • Heat a little of the oil in a frying pan, add the Parma ham and cook for 1 minute on each side until crisp. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Add the remaining oil to the pan. When hot, add the cherry tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes until split and softened.
  • Meanwhile, cut each cheese in half crossways, put cut side up under an overhead grill and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden and bubbling.
  • Break the Parma ham into pieces and add to the tomato pan. Add the Marsala or sherry, parsley and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Drain the pasta well and return it to the warm pan. Add the Parma ham and tomato mixture and toss gently to mix. Divide between 4 serving plates or bowls and sprinkle with rocket. Using a spatula, slide a bubbling cheese half on top of each. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve immediately.
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