I saw this on the cover of the Food Network Magazine for March. It is delicious. I think I loved it more than anyone, and I really felt like there was a piece of heaven in my mouth.
Here's what you need:
4 ounces Prosciutto (Don't be alarmed by the price per pound, around $14, you only need a small amount. It will be about $4. It's so worth it.)
2 T Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves
1 T Tomato Paste
1/4 c Heavy Cream (I used whipping cream you can also use half and half)
1 Pound Frozen Ravioli (One day I will make my own)
1 c Frozen Peas
To start, get a pot of boiling water going for your Ravioli. You'll need some of the pasta water for the sauce. Once the water is boiling add the frozen ravioli. Follow the directions on the bag. Usually, you just wait until they float to the top. When they are cooked drain and set aside. Remember to save 1 cup of the pasta water.
I had the deli slice my Prosciutto about 1/4 inch thick. For 4 ounces I had 3 slices. Cut Prosciutto into small pieces.
Cook in a skillet with 2 T Olive Oil. You want the meat to be crisp. It takes about 4 minutes over medium heat.
Once the meat is crisp add the Sliced Garlic and Tomato Paste. Be careful, garlic burns easily. I walked away for 2 minutes and mine was a little black. Oops.
Carefully, ladle 1 c of pasta-cooking water into the skillet. Simmer until reduced by half. This takes another 4 minutes.
Pour in 1/4 c Heavy Cream. Simmer until thickened. About 3 minutes.
Toss with cooked Ravioli and Peas. I didn't take a picture of the peas. I boiled them for about 90 seconds, just so they were hot. You can also add a little chopped parsley (I didn't).
When you're ready to serve the meal, top with Grated Parmesan.
We had a bag of salad and garlic bread with this. It was perfect. This meal fed 4 adults.