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Creamy Basil & Serrano Ham Pasta

Creamy Basil & Serrano Ham Pasta

with Zucchini Ribbons

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The only thing better than the taste of this amazing Serrano ham? The texture. Sharp and crispy, it’s the perfect topping for a silky, creamy weeknight pasta.

Allergens:GlutenMilk
Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking difficultyLevel 1
Ingredients
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1

zucchini

2 clove

garlic

1

brown onion

200 g

penne

(ContainsGluten)

1 packet

Serrano ham

½ tub

cooking cream

(ContainsMilk)

1 bunch

basil

Not included in your delivery

½ tbs

plain flour

(ContainsGluten)

2 tsp

olive oil

Nutritional Valuesper serving
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per serving
Energy (kJ)3180 kJ
Fat31.8 g
of which saturates22.1 g
Carbohydrate84.5 g
of which sugars12.3 g
Protein31.7 g
Sodium83 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensils
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Chopping board
Knife
Peeler
Saucepan
Sieve
Baking Tray
Pan
Spoon
Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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GET PREPPED
GET PREPPED
1

Put a medium saucepan of salted water on to the boil. Preheat the grill to medium. Finely slice the brown onion. Peel and crush the garlic. Peel the zucchini into ribbons. Pick the basil leaves.

COOK THE PASTA
COOK THE PASTA
2

Add the penne pasta (use the recommended amount) to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes, or until al dente or firm to the bite. Drain and return to the saucepan.

GRILL THE SERRANO HAM
GRILL THE SERRANO HAM
3

Meanwhile, lay the Serrano ham in a single layer on the prepared oven tray. Place under the grill for 6-7 minutes, or until golden and crispy. Remove from the grill and set aside to cool slightly.

MAKE THE CREAMY SAUCE
MAKE THE CREAMY SAUCE
4

Heat the olive oil in a medium frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the brown onion for 4-5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and plain flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously with a wooden spoon. Add the zucchini ribbons and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until softened. Add the cooking cream and season with black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly and lightly coats the back of a spoon. Stir to combine. Remove from the heat.

MIX IT ALL TOGETHER
MIX IT ALL TOGETHER
5

Transfer the cooked penne pasta to the pan with the creamy sauce and stir through 1/2 the basil. Break up the Serrano ham using your hands or a sharp knife. Stir the ham through the pasta (reserving a few pieces for the garnish).

SERVE UP
SERVE UP
6

Divide the creamy basil and Serrano ham pasta with zucchini ribbons between bowls. Top with the remaining basil and Serrano ham. Enjoy!