Pasta con Zucchini, Cipolla e Prosciutto con Purea di Fave
(Zucchini, Onions and Prosciutto Pasta Topped with Fava Puree)
1/2 Cup Onion - red, cut into small pieces 1 Med. Zucchini - peeled and cut into 1/2 - 3/4 in. pieces 1/2 Cup Olive oil - Extra virgin 3 Cloves Garlic - chopped finely 2 Cups Tomatoes - either canned or fresh, and diced 1/2 Cup Prosciutto - chopped very fine 1/2 Lb. Pasta - Rigatoni or Penne Q.B. Salt and Pepper to taste 4 Tbl. Fava Puree (See recipe) 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese - freshly grated
Put a pot of water to boil for the pasta.
Fry the zucchini and onions in olive oil over high heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the garlic, turn the heat to medium and fry an additional 1-2 minutes. Add the prosciutto and the tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes over medium heat. Turn off the heat.
Cook the pasta until is is quite al dente. Take a ladleful of the pasta water and add it to the sauce. Stir. Add the pasta to the sauce and cook over high heat for 1 minute, stirring all the while.
Immediately serve the pasta in heated bowls. Top the pasta with 1-2 tablespoons of the Fava Puree and a generous sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
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