Parma Ham and Red Pepper Taglierini Inspiration

Jamie Oliver’s recipe of the day continues to pop up on my twitter feed.  Today’s recipe is from Gennaro’s new book “The Pasta Book”.  The recipe below is a very loose interpretation.  I used a few different ingredients which probably make it a different recipe.

Here’s the link to the original: Parma Ham and Red Pepper Taglierini

Here’s what I did:

1 small white onion, diced
1 1/2 red peppers, diced
90 g parma ham
8 leaves (small bunch) of kale
1tbsp oil
red chilli flakes
1 pkg gnocchi
salt and pepper
parmesan cheese

Prepare your ingredients by dicing the white onion, red peppers and finely slicing half the parma ham.  Roughly chop the other half of the ham.  Remove the spine from the kale and roughly chop.

Bring a large pot of water to the boil. When boiling, add the gnocchi, cooking according to the package directions.  Save some of the pasta water just in case.

Put the finely sliced parma ham into a dry frying pan on medium high heat.  Cook until crispy.  Remove from the pan and allow to drain on paper towel.  Add the roughly chopped kale to the pan, cover and cook over medium heat until wilted (3-4 minutes). Stir occasionally.  Remove from the pan. Add 1tbsp of oil to the pan. Cook the onion and red pepper for 2-3 minutes. Add the roughly chopped ham.  Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes. Adding the red chilli flakes, kale and seasoning with salt and pepper.

Combine the gnocchi with the contents of the pan above, loosening with pasta water if it is too sticky. Top with parmesan cheese and the crispy parma ham bits.