Spaghetti with Peas, Proscuito, and Scallions (serves 4) IMG_1634

Most people think of peas as being starchy. Yes, they do contain some starch but peas are also loaded with fiber, Vitamin K, C, folate and iron. They are also a good antioxidant. Peas are sweet and delicious so enjoy them!


9 oz spaghetti

2 cups frozen peas

bunch of scallions

1 clove garlic

4-5 slices proscuito

2 T chopped parsley

1 t butter

salt and freshly ground pepper

3 T olive oil

Parmesan cheese, grated


Roughly chop the white part of the scallions. Peel and finely chop the garlic and tear the proscuito into pieces. Chop the parsley.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the scallions and gently soften, then add the frozen peas. Simmer gently until the water evaporates and the peas are defrosted and warm.

Add the garlic and parsley. Then add the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the proscuito.

Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water until al dente. Then drain. Add the spaghetti to the peas and sprinkle with Parmesan.

(Adapted from a recipe found in “River Café Cookbook Easy”)

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    tjconnery said,


    Timothy J Connery Boston, MA (215) 805-5265

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