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    Tagliatelle with Fromage Frais and Parma Ham

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    Tagliatelle with Fromage Frais and Parma Ham

    Fromage frais makes an ideal sauce for any pasta, but it is important that it is added to the hot pasta at the last minute and not overheated. For an even quicker dish, fresh pasta could be used instead of dried. Bacon could be used in place of the Parma ham.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 4

    Ingredients

    • 350g dried tagliatelle
    • 3tbsp olive oil
    • 115g Waitrose Parma Ham, cut into thin strips
    • 4 shallots, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 55g Waitrose Sun-Dried tomatoes in oil, drained and cut into strips
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 x 250g carton Waitrose Creamy Natural Fromage Frais
    • 2tbsp fresh basil, chopped
    • 25g pine kernels, toasted

    Method

    1. Cook the pasta in a large pan of boiling water according to the instructions on the pack.
    2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, add the Parma ham and fry for 1 minute until crisp. Remove the ham and set aside. Add the shallots and cook gently for 5 minutes until soft then add the garlic and tomatoes and cook for a further 2 minutes. Return the ham to the pan to keep hot.
    3. Season the fromage frais. Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Stir in the ham and tomato mixture then stir in the fromage frais and basil. Mix well then transfer to a heated serving dish and scatter with pine kernels.

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