Tuesday 10 June 2014

Tortellini with peas and Ham

Here it was Fathers day sunday ( I know rest of the world have next week and belgium has it one week earlier)
Shyama is having exams plus she is busy with her thesis so she is staying there a month and not comming home on weekends So we decided we will go and visit her for father's day and take her out for lunch.
So as we were any way going that side I told her I will bring for her home made ravioli. So I made ravioli with ragu sauce in a tomato sauce and I thought why not take another pasta dish and decided to buy shop bought cheese  tortellini and make a easy sauce and take that too.

So that is why the invention of this recipe as I have used ham, peas and cheese combination in pasta sauce and knew this will be very good, which I was not wrong as I did taste to see how it was before i put them in tupperware for taking with me.

Tortellini with Peas and Ham :

300 gm fresh Cheese Tortellini ( Shop bought )
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
1 garlic finely chopped ( optional)
100 gm peas ( I used from a can, you can use fresh or from the freezer) if you are using fresh ones or from the freezer cook them.
100 gm thinly slices Italian ham chopped
200 ml single cream
50 gm parmesan grated
Pepper and salt to taste
1 tbsp of chopped parsley

In a pan add the oil and fry the onions for few minutes , add the garlic if you are using, fry for one minute , add the ham and saute for few minutes, add the peas and the cream bring everything to boil, add pepper and salt to taste .
In the mean time cook the cheese tortellinin according the the package instruction. Drain and add to the creamy sauce, mix everything and serve sprinkled with the parsley and generous portion of parmesan cheese.


Gloria Baker said...

I love tortellinis and this look awesome.
I think I told you Finla but I adore yours pictures are awesome :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Pass the fork over, please! This looks ever so tasty and comforting.

sra said...

I've eaten something called Pasta piselli here with peas and chicken ham a long time ago. It was tasty but the restaurant is no more. Yours looks really good, with all that cheese sprinkled on it!

Trishnanta said...

Love the photos as usual :) The pasta looks lip smacking. Feel like diving into the photo and polishing off the entire plate. YUM.

Unknown said...

In Italy, Father's day was in March! Anyway, this dish looks so good!! I love peas, ham, and cream with my pasta.