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Bow Ties With Ham And Spinach Sauce

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Ingredients
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Shallots/1 small onion 4
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil/Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Bow tie pasta 1⁄2 Pound
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dry white wine/Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chicken broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Frozen chopped spinach 10 Ounce, thawed (1 Package)
  Smoked ham 1⁄2 Pound
Directions

1 Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
2 Meanwhile, in a food processor, mince the garlic. Add the shallots (or onion) and coarsely chop.
3 In a large skillet, warm the butter in the oil over medium heat until the butter is melted. Add the garlic-shallot mixture and cook, stirring, until the shallots begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
4 Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes, or according to package directions.
5 Meanwhile, add the cream, white wine, chicken broth, nutmeg and pepper to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6 Squeeze the spinach dry in several layers of paper towel. Increase the heat under the sauce to medium-high and bring to a boil. Stir in the spinach and let the mixture return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until the spinach is cooked through.
7 Cut: the ham into matchsticks.
8 Drain the pasta and toss with the ham and spinach sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Pasta

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