Straw and grass

Straw and grass

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
6

A Roman dish, which gets its name from the 2 pastas used. The simple sauce calls for strips of ham; use leg ham or the raw prosciutto.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
125g butter
1 garlic clove
500g button mushrooms, sliced
salt
250ml cream
125g ham or prosciutto, cut into strips
250g spaghetti
250g tagliatelle
75g parmesan, grated

Method

  1. Heat butter in a large frying pan. Add garlic and mushrooms, sprinkle lightly with salt and sauté for 5–8 minutes.
  2. Heat cream in the top of a double saucepan. Add mushrooms and ham and keep warm.
  3. Cook the 2 pastas separately in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain, then toss in mushroom sauce. Serve immediately, topped with grated cheese.
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