Garlic Scape and Butter Pasta with Serrano Ham, Fresh Peas, and Parmesan
Updated: Jun 22, 2022
This simple and delicious pasta takes minutes to make. It gets a great deal of it's flavor from the scapes and serrano ham. While you could probably substitute, I would try not to if you have access to both. That said, fresh peas are only worth the trouble if they are truly fresh - very close to harvest time and used immediately. If not, feel free to use a good frozen brand. If you use penne pasta, the peas and garlic scapes will start to embed themselves in the pasta as you toss. This is a good thing.
1/4 cup sliced strips of serrano ham per serving
1/4 cup fresh or frozen sweet peas per serving
1 tbsp chopped garlic scapes per serving
1 tsp lemon juice per serving
1 tbsp unsalted butter per serving
1 tbsp olive oil per serving
1 tbsp cup parmesan cheese per serving
2 cups cooked pasta per serving
In a saucepan over medium heat sautee garlic scapes in oil and butter with a pinch of salt. Add lemon juice, stirring constantly, and then add pasta, peas and ham and cook, stirring constantly, until heated through. Add parmesan and stir until just melted and then remove from heat.