Saturday, January 9, 2010

Foodie Friday- Everyone to the table and eat!

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I am a little late as I had so much trouble uploading my pics!!! So excuse the little image you see here! The pasta dish is delish and a family fave! We had it Thursday with crusty Italian bread and lots of Parmigiano. We just got one of the cheese grinders from a Pampered Chef party and everyone loves to crank the cheese!

Bucatini with Peas, and Prosciutto

Taken from Lidia Bastianich’s show on CREATE and PBS

1 cup frozen peas defrosted and drained


1 pound fresh mushrooms (sometimes I make it without)

5 tbl. extra virgin olive oil

3 cloves garlic, peeled

sliced prosciutto or chopped bacon

Freshly ground black pepper

1 large can crushed Italian plum tomatoes with their liquid

fresh Italian parsley or dry

1 pound bucatini or percatelli (thick spaghetti)

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese or whatever you have!

Heat water for pasta.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Hit the garlic cloves with the flat side of a knife and add them and the prosciutto/bacon to the oil. Cook, stirring until lightly browned. Stir in the mushrooms, season them with salt and pepper, and stir until they are lightly browned and soft, about 7 minutes. Pour in the tomatoes, season them with salt and pepper, and bring the sauce to a boil. Lower the heat so the sauce is at a lively simmer and cook 5 minutes. Stir the peas and chopped parsley and cook until the peas are tender.

While the sauce is simmering, stir the pasta into the boiling water. Return to a boil and cook the pasta cover halfway stirring occasionally until done.

Drain the pasta, return it to the pot, and pour in about three-quarters of the sauce. Bring the sauce and pasta to a boil, tossing to coat the pasta with the sauce. Check the seasoning, adding salt and pepper if necessary. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the grated cheese. Transfer the pasta to a warm platter, top with the remaining sauce, and serve immediately.

Eveyone in my family likes this –even the pea-hater! It is so much easier to make than it sounds…just throw stuff into the pan! Very fresh taste!

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"Tutti a tavola a mangiare"  -Everyone to the table and eat!


  1. Yummm that looks Great!! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'm always lookin for new ones!!

  2. Oh, I love Lydia's show and this looks very yummy :)

    Warm Wishes!

  3. yummmmmmmm, makes my mouth water just reading it! Love a good pasta dish! I plan to try this next week. Thanks for sharing!

  4. What a great pasta recipe! It looks out of this world delicious!

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    This series is available on Netflix--Lost in Austen.

  6. The recipe looks straight from Italy!


  7. Nancy,

    Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing with us.


  8. Hey, Nancy! Happy new year! I totally didn't know about Foodie Friday, thanks! Yum, pasta is my favorite meal of all time... I love it with seafood, but peas and prosciutto will do:)

  9. oooohhhh.......that looks scrumptious! I have to check out foodie friday! Thanks

  10. Oooooh sooooo YUMMY!!! We LOVE pasta in our house!

  11. I have to share this post with my daughter it looks so good.
    Glad I stopped by for a visit

  12. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼 ..................................................

  13. Buonissimo Nancy! I will try your recipe Ciao Rita mammabellarte


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