We needed to use up some ham and found a recipe by Mary Berry online on the BBC Food website.
The recipe uses Parma ham but we used ordinary ham together with mushrooms, crème fraîche, salt and pepper and grated Parmesan cheese. Penne pasta is stirred into the mixture and chopped parsley is sprinkled over. We served with crusty bread and thoroughly enjoyed this simple but tasty recipe.
To pair with the meal we opened a bottle of Tesco’s Finest Pecorino Terre di Chieti 2012, an Italian white.
This was fresh, crisp with creamy grapefruit, peach and pineapple. This enjoyable wine was a very good match with the pasta.