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Penne with asparagus & parma ham

Penne with asparagus & parma ham

Salty parma ham with deliciously sweet asparagus makes a main course full of flavour and filling too

Serves 4 as a main course

What you need

  • 16 spears British asparagus
  • 400g penne
  • A knob of butter
  • 8 slices Parma ham roughly cut into strips
  • 3 tbs crème fraiche
  • Black Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan cheese

What you do

  1. Cook your penne according to the instructions on the packet
  2. Meanwhile, steam the asparagus, cut each spear into three and toss in a little butter
  3. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and return to the pan
  4. Add the asparagus, parma ham, crème fraiche and black pepper to the pan and toss well
  5. Serve in warm bowls with a sprinkling of Parmesan on top of each serving

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