My comfort food always seems to have a little heat in it. This time it came from red pepper flakes which balanced out well with the hint of garlic.
Ham & Parmesan Linguine
8 oz linguine
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup Half and Half
1 cup ham, diced
1/2 cup peas (I used frozen)
1/2 cup Parmesan (shredded plus extra shaved for top)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Cook linguine in salted water. As that is cooking, heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Toss in minced garlic and cook for a minute before adding in Half and Half. When that is heated, add in ham, peas, Parmesan and spices. When pasta is cooked, lift out of saucepan and toss right into the cream sauce. Toss lightly and add shaved Parmesan to top before serving.