Paglia e Fieno con Prosciutto e Piselli

‘Straw and hay’ with ham and peas

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    4-5

    • Difficulty

      Medium

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Pasta Italian Style

Pasta Italian Style

By Patricia Lousada

Published 1991

  • About

The amusing name of this recipe is an old Italian country joke, as the ‘straw and hay’ refers to the attractive combination of yellow and green noodles. Home-made pasta turns this into a gourmet treat. The rich and delicious sauce is very quick to make but this must be done at the last minute. I always serve this as a first course, and usually follow it with a simple fish dish. If you want to prepare it in advance use the variation which follows.