Pancetta & Parsnip Pappardelle

I saw Jamie Oliver prepare this on TV many years ago and was very impressed with how quick & easy it was.  The combination of Pancetta, parsnip and rosemary go together really well.  Use a vegetable peeler to shave the parsnips into lovely ribbons which only take minutes to soften and cook. This is also a good way to get more vegetables into your diet – you can’t tell the parsnip from the pasta so it’s good for those big and little kids who turn their noses up at vegies.  Just don’t tell them!

Pancetta is lovely thin slices of cured pork belly and can be substituted with streaky bacon but it won’t be as smoky and salty.  The pasta is a fresh packet for two people and all of the above are readily available in supermarkets.  I chose the basil and cracked pepper flavoured pasta purely because it looks really lovely on the plate… This is a fabulous dish which is surprisingly delicious.

Primo Choice Pancetta
Primo Choice Pancetta
Latina Basil & Pepper Pappardelle
Latina Basil & Pepper Pappardelle

Pancetta & Parsnip Pappardelle

Ingredients:

100g packet Primo Choice Pancetta

1 handful fresh rosemary

1 good knob butter

2 cloves garlic grated

2 parsnips, peeled and finely shaved

300g packet of Latina Fresh Pappardelle with Basil & Cracked Black Pepper

1 good handful Parmesan cheese, grated

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

Method:

In a large, non-stick frying pan, fry your pancetta and herbs in the olive oil for 2 minutes, then add the garlic and parsnips

Cook for a further 3 minutes on a medium heat, until the pancetta is slightly golden and the parsnips have softened nicely

Cook your pappardelle in salted boiling water according to packet instructions, then drain, reserving a little of the cooking water

Mix the pasta with the parsnips and pancetta and stir in the butter and the Parmesan, adding a little of the cooking water to loosen the mixture and make it creamy and shiny

Season to taste

Serve piping hot…

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Charlie says:

    Hi Lizzie, I would love to share your blog with a few people. Is it possible for me to shoot you an email?

    1. Hi Charlie – just copy my blog URL lizziesrecipes.wordpress.com and send to your friends – thanks for the feedback… 😊

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