Heaven on a plate – prosciutto and parmesan pasta

prosciutto pasta

One of the first blogs that really got me hooked onto reading about food, and inspired me to write about food, was Orangette. When I read Molly’s writing, I feel like I’m sitting right in her living room, sitting cross-legged on her sofa, listening to her stories. I fell in love with her heartfelt words, her honest photographs, and mostly, her delicious, never-fail recipes. Whenever I find myself in need of gastronomic inspiration, I browse her recipe index and pick whichever I’m in the mood for that day. She always has just the thing for me. Take this prosciutto pasta for instance. Since I laid eyes on it a couple of years ago, it has been my hubby and my go-to for the quickest, tastiest and most satisfying meal, anytime of the day.

Molly’s version is as close to perfection as it gets. But because I’m an egg-slut, I top my pasta with a gently-fried sunny-side up. It’s heavenly when the runny yolk gets mixed in with the Parmesan, prosciutto and noodles. My better half raised an eyebrow at first when he heard I was meddling with the good thing that we have loved for so long. But he gave it a go and since then, we haven’t stopped eating it my egg-topped way.

I don’t know what it is, but I consider it supremely romantic when the hubby and I sit side by side and have this with some dry white wine for lunch, just the two of us at the table. It is my idea of bliss, if I can just shut out the din of my screaming kids, fighting over the only toy that both of them must have at that very same moment. So I thought it might be more peaceful if I had them at the table, shovelling said pasta into their gobs instead. I made an extra portion for them the next time around, and the peace was only punctuated by my 19-month old daughter’s loud, demanding cries to be fed more pasta, fast. Now, that’s a noise I don’t mind hearing more of.

About Dawn Chia

Dawn, a lanky food-crazed lady, started out writing for lifestyle magazines, and later spent several years in banking. When not eating, she's cooking, reading about, hankering after, and writing about food. On her first date with her boyfriend (now husband), they dined at four restaurants across Singapore. He's gained 25lbs since, and their culinary escapades continue after welcoming two rotund angels. Dawn's committed to feeding them with the best, and creating lasting food memories and traditions for her family.