Lunch · Mains

Tagliatelle in Creamy Saffron Sauce



(Serves 2)

150g tagliatelle

1 package, approx. 3.5oz (100g) Italian parma ham (or bacon bits)

20-30 saffron threads

2/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup shredded parmesan

1 egg yolk

salt and pepper to taste

  • Prepare all the ingredients. Start boiling water, add the pasta and cook until it is al dente.
  • Cut the ham into small pieces. Put the saffron threads into a mortar and pestle and grind them to a powder, then add 2 tablespoons of hot water (the hot pasta water is perfect for it) and wait until the threads dissolve.
  • Put the saffron water into a small pot and bring to a boil, then add the ham and cook on low heat for about a min. Next add the cream and parmesan and bring to a boil, then stir in the egg yolk and immediately remove from the heat.
  • Spoon over individual servings of pasta, sprinkle with shredded parmesan, salt and pepper to taste


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