Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Keep the kids happy with this easy, low-fat recipe that's ready in under half an hour

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
349
protein
15g
carbs
51g
fat
11g
saturates
4g
fibre
2g
sugar
2g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • 400g linguine or spaghetti
  • 90g pack prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice 1 lemon
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • large handful basil leaves
  • large handful grated parmesan, plus extra to serve, if you like

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Method

  1. Cook the linguine. Meanwhile, tear the ham into small pieces and fry in the olive oil until golden and crisp.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water, then return to the pan. Tip in the cooked ham. Mix together the lemon juice, egg yolks and crème fraîche, then add this to the pan along with the basil and Parmesan. Mix in with tongs, adding a little of the cooking water, if needed, to make a creamy sauce that coats the pasta. Serve with extra Parmesan grated over the top, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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Kamillanlarsen's picture

Quick, easy and tasty. Perfect for busy days.
I dropped the eggs and added a bit more sour cream and cooking water. Seasoned simply with pepper and nutmeg, really enjoyed this.

Alessya19's picture
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I've cooked this yesterday. I've added mor crème fraîche and I've doubled the quantity of prosciuto. Both me and my fiance liked it. I'll do this again because it's the perfect choise when you want a quick and easy meal that tastes good.

chefdicko's picture
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It's nice and easy, added shallots

shell-mcmillan's picture

Really quick and easy, lovely recipe but next time I'd use half a lemon! :)

PianoMaster's picture
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My family hated this recipe, as did I...

Lauren0840's picture

Can't imagine why! What's not to love?! Loved this recipe - make it all the time when time is tight and you want a tasty meal.

Em135's picture
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Fancied some summery pasta and this caught my eye. Have just had it for the second time, having made some alterations to the recipe. We found it a bit dry the first time around and my husband wanted more lemon so I used 2 lemons, most of a pot of creme fraiche and streaky bacon rather than prosciutto (about 150g) which worked well and is a bit cheaper too. Much preferred tonight's version and definitely one that we will have again.

Trinicook1's picture

with large variations in the ratings, I decided to give this recipe a go mainly because of the quickness factor. Long and short was we loved it. If you don't like citrus don't bother. The recipe required no salt and I used half fat creme fraiche. I wish I was having this again tonight

dermbut's picture

A really lovely, easy, quick meal. Halved all the ingredients as making for two and it came out fine. Certainly not too lemony. Also used low fat creme fraiche.

arhodes's picture

Easy and delicious, enjoyed by kids and adults.

jenniewhitfield's picture
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We didn't like this at all, too lemony and salty.

julesgirl's picture
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I might try adding bacon less lemon juice then before and maybe using less egg/creme faiche?

julesgirl's picture
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I used less lemon as the other comments have said but I still found it too lemony! I also found it was too liquidy but maybe I just went wrong somewhere? I was slightly dissapointed but I think I'll try it again and c if I can improve it.

julesgirl's picture
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I used less lemon as the other comments have said but I still found it too lemony! I also found it was too liquidy but maybe I just went wrong somewhere? I was slightly dissapointed but I think I'll try it again and c if I can improve it.

rizzle363's picture

such a tasty but light sauce, replaced ham with chunks of a roasted salmon fillet and everyone loved it!

lynnehighway1969's picture
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We had this as a family meal and everyone loved it. I halved the amount of lemon. Think it would be nice with sundried tomatoes too.

missfordy's picture
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I really liked that, made it today for lunch but made a few changes, wholewheat spag, no basil (not a fan) and regular butchers ham. Was lovely and very quick!

zoeblack's picture
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This recipe was lovely very simple and full of tangy flavour. I aslo added a couple of shallots to it which was tasty too

alikay27's picture
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Excellent fast and tasty dish.We love this recipe.

harrislo's picture

Really nice I used quorn ham as I am a veggie and it worked well

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