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Perlanera Pasta with Prosciutto and Peas Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 pound Perlanera pasta
- 1/2 cup diced prosciutto
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- Large pot for boiling pasta
- Large skillet for cooking sauce

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Perlanera pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes or until al dente.

2. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced prosciutto and cook until crispy, about 5 minutes.

3. Add the frozen peas to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

4. Pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.

5. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley to the skillet. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Drain the cooked pasta and add it to the skillet with the sauce. Toss to coat the pasta evenly with the sauce.

7. Serve the Perlanera pasta with prosciutto and peas hot, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Skillet over medium heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 550
- Fat: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 55g
- Protein: 25g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Perlanera pasta can be substituted with any other type of pasta
- Prosciutto can be substituted with bacon or pancetta
- Frozen peas can be substituted with fresh or canned peas
- Heavy cream can be substituted with half-and-half or milk
- Parmesan cheese can be substituted with any other type of hard cheese

- Add cooked chicken or shrimp to the pasta for extra protein
- Use different herbs such as basil or thyme for a different flavor profile
- Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes or roasted red peppers for extra flavor and color

Tips and tricks:
- Be sure to salt the pasta water generously to add flavor to the pasta
- Reserve some pasta water before draining the pasta to use in the sauce if it needs to be thinned out
- Use a high-quality Parmesan cheese for the best flavor

Storage instructions:
- Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the pasta in a skillet over medium heat or in the microwave until heated through

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the pasta in individual bowls or on a large platter for family-style dining

- Additional grated Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley

- Serve with a crisp green salad and a glass of white wine

Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread or breadsticks

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of pasta water or more cream to thin it out
- If the sauce is too thin, simmer it for a few more minutes to thicken it up

Food safety advice:
- Be sure to cook the pasta and prosciutto to the appropriate temperature to avoid any foodborne illnesses

Food history:
- Perlanera pasta is a type of Italian pasta that is traditionally made with durum wheat semolina and water

Flavor profiles:
- The salty prosciutto pairs well with the sweet peas and creamy sauce, while the Parmesan cheese adds a nutty flavor to the dish

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the pasta hot and garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley

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Region: Italian

Taste: Savory, Salty, Umami, Rich, Creamy