The name gives absolutely no clue as to how absolutely delicious this dish is. I loved it so much, I enjoyed it two days running!!! The gammon takes on a real razzle dazzle star quality and quite frankly, peas in mascarpone are going to be a regular event. Try this! It’s fast and fabulous – buonissimo!
What you need…
Splash of rapeseed oil
4 teaspoons salted butter
1 teaspoon dried crushed chillies
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
2 gammon steaks (choose thick, juicy ones – maybe 2cm)
160g frozen peas, defrosted
4 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
Sea salt and black pepper
What to do…
Heat half the oil and half the butter in a frying pan, add the crushed chillies and half the parsley. Then pop in the gammon steaks and cook for 3 minutes on each side. Transfer gammon and juices to a baking tray and pop in a low oven to keep warm.
Wipe out the pan with kitchen roll and return to the heat with the remaining oil and butter. Add the peas and cook over a high heat for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
Season with salt and pepper, add the mascarpone and remaining parsley. Stir the lot together and serve these party-dressed peas to accompany the razzle-dazzle gammon – that’s it – buonissimo!
Red potatoes, sliced or chunked, tossed with olive oil, dried rosemary and chopped garlic and the cooked in the oven for 35 minutes: lovely!
Marvelously easy and it tastes like something that was meticulously created!