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Ham and Pea Pasta

Submitted by: Evi Atkinson
This recipe is in categories Main courses, Snacks,
About this recipe:
Difficulty: not rated
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15, depending on the pasta used
Number of servings: 2
Serving suggestions: Grind some pepper and grate parmesan over the finished dishes


Making and cooking it
  1. Heat a pot of salted water. Once it is boiling add the pasta (you may wish to do this later if your pasta takes less than 10 minutes to cook)
  2. Now make your rue-don't panic its really easy- just keep a whisk handy! Put the butter and flour in the pan on medium heat. Stir it, allowing it to melt and form a thick paste
  3. Add about 100ml of milk and stir with a large wooden spoon, using the back of it to break up the lumps
  4. Once all the milk has been absorbed add another 100ml of milk and stir. If, at this point, it is looking lumpy use your whisk to smooth it out
  5. Add the frozen peas, sweetcorn, ham and mushrooms
  6. Continue to add the milk until you feel you like the look of the carbonara's consistency (not too thick but not too runny)
  7. Take your sauce off the heat
  8. Drain the water off your cooked pasta and pour it back into its pot
  9. Add the sauce to the pasta and mix
  10. Serve up!