Lemony Tortellini with Peas and Prosciutto

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 1/2 pounds frozen cheese tortellini
1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook tortellini until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add peas to pot; drain pasta mixture, and set aside.

In the same pot, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; add prosciutto and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Add pasta mixture, pasta water, 1 tablespoon oil, and lemon zest and juice; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

{recipe and image via Martha Stewart}

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