Spring has officially sprung here in Austin and we can tell by all of the gorgeous wildflowers and blue bonnets popping up everywhere! We can also tell from the influx of birds and insects, those bugs & snakes aren't my favorite part of spring but gotta take the good with the bad! Now that the weather is warming up I thought it'd be a good time to share one of my favorite spring time recipes for you ladies to try at home if you'd like!
This recipe is from a Martha Stewart recipe website and is just so delicious! I like to pair it with sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime, or if you want alcohol it's good with a crisp white wine.
Fettuccine with Mint, Peas, Ham, and Cream
2 leeks, (about 4 ounces), white parts only, very thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup canned low-sodium chicken broth, skimmed of fat
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces cooked Parma ham, cut into 1/8-inch-thick matchsticks
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound fresh or dried fettuccine
1 cup small mint leaves, or chopped large leaves
1. Place sliced leeks in a small bowl of cold water. Let stand for 5 minutes to rid them of dirt and sand. Lift sliced leeks out of water, leaving sand behind, and drain well. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-low heat. Add leeks and garlic, and cook until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Raise the heat to medium-high. Add chicken stock, cream, ham, and peas; season with salt and pepper. Let the sauce cook until it is reduced by half, stirring frequently until it has thickened, about 6 minutes.
3. Salt the boiling water, add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes for fresh. Drain fettuccine, and return to pot. Add sauce to fettuccine, and toss to combine. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle with the mint, and serve.
I hope you ladies and your families enjoy this dish as much as we do! I'd love to hear some of your favorite spring time recipes, drop them in the comments below!
Hi all! My name is Kacey and I am a realtor, a wife and a dog mom of 3 dachshunds in the wonderful city of Austin! I'm also a yoga & food lover, pretty good cook, wanna be crafter, hot tea drinker, movie watcher and most importantly I am the gal behind Austin Housewives in the City! I hope to see you at one of our Girl's Night Out events soon!!