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Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

Creamy linguine with ham, lemon & basil

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

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

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal349
fat11g
saturates4g
carbs51g
sugars2g
fibre2g
protein15g
low insalt0.82g
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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

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the linguine. Meanwhile, tear the ham into small pieces and fry in the olive oil until golden and crisp.

  • STEP 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.

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Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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