Everybody knows that it’s not the Italians who are the real specialists when it comes to pasta, but that it’s the students ^.^. Evidently, pasta is one of the best choices when you’re back after a long day at university, and don’t really have too much food or too many options of what you could cook. I think it is impossible for you to fail at cooking pasta, no matter how inexperienced you are, when it comes to cooking; you can combine it with pretty much everything! However, for today I chose to present you Tagliatelle alla boscaiola with a little touch of my own.
(for 3 servings)
- 500g tagliatelle
- 300g mushrooms
- 200g peas
- 200g ham
- 250g cherry tomatoes
- 150g sour cream
- 50g grated cheese
- 30g butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil (or sunflower oil)
- 1 tsp sugar
- salt and pepper
Method of cooking
Even though it seems like the list of ingredients is a never ending one, preparing this meal actually didn’t take me too long. I started by adding some water and salt in a pot, and putting it on the stove. I will later use it to boil the pasta in it.
Wash and peel the mushrooms, and then cut them – not too thin though.
Slice the ham.
I then got all my ingredients ready before actually starting to cook.
In a pan, add the butter along with the two tablespoons of olive oil and wait for the butter to melt.
Proceed to add the peas and grated cheese; leave it like that for 30 seconds and then stir for 1 minute.
Add the mushrooms and cherry tomatoes.
Add the sugar, salt and pepper and let it boil for 20 minutes, covered.
In the meantime, I started cooking the pasta. Add it into the boiling water; it is important that you cook it al dente (which means you must leave it 1 minute less than it shows on the package), because the hot sauce will make the pasta even softer.
After 20 minutes have gone by, add the sour cream and stir.
Now it’s time to add the ham.
Stir continuously for 3 minutes, then take the pan off the hot stove and add the pasta.
Before serving, I quickly made a sauce out of 2 cloves of garlic that I crushed and mixed with 2 tablespoons of sour cream and salt.
Add some more grated cheese on top, when serving it.