Smoked Ham and Mushroom Pasta
340g/12oz pasta shapes
2 tbsp olive oil
200g/7oz button mushrooms
4 tbsp Marsala
3 tbsp double (heavy) cream)
125g/4oz smoked ham, chopped
1 bunch of fresh chives, snipped
salt and ground black pepper
1 Cook the pasta in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water according to the pack instructions.
2 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and fry the mushrooms over a medium heat for 5 minutes until golden brown. Add the Marsala and bubble away until reduced. Stir in the cream.
3 Drain the pasta, return to the pan and add the creamy mushrooms. Stir in the ham and chives.
4 Toss everything together, season with salt and pepper and heat through to serve.