Carmela’s Food Blog: Lover’s Pasta for Two… A Valentine’s Entree

By | February 11, 2013
The finished dish, how do we get there?

Mob Wives brought a lot of love during episode 5. Karen was in love with the idea of the studio. Drita seems like she’s in love with Lee, who is coming back into her life. Big Ang thought Neil wasn’t stepping up to the plate, but as he played bouncer well, Big Ang just seem to fall in love all over again. Ramona is obviously in love, having kept secret her engagement to Joe from us! Congrats Ramona! Renee is dealing with her anger, but we all know deep down inside she is full of love, especially for AJ. So all you Mob Wives and lovers out there, how about a quick easy pasta for your Valentine?

Lovers Pasta for Two, Creamy Pasta, Peas & Pancetta

This is a very easy recipe for an impressive pasta dish to prepare for that Valentine in your life this week. All the ingredients you will need are shown right here:


1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 cup of white wine – any
half of a small onion diced
2 garlic gloves diced
2 slices of pancetta diced
1 cup of peas – canned or frozen- I prefer frozen
salt & pepper to taste
2 tablespoons of olive oil
8 ounces of pasta-cooked

Step 1: cook 1/2 pound of pasta and set aside. I used Orecchiette, its one of my favorites.

Ingredients in the pan

Step 2: Put the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté the onions & panchetta till onions are translucent. Add the diced garlic and stir it in for about a minute. Add the white wine. After the wine reduces to half the amount, add the cream. Stir the cream constantly so it doesn’t burn the bottom of the frying pan. After about 10 minutes, add in the peas.  The sauce will begin to thicken. Add the cooked pasta, and salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat. Serve in bowls and top with grated cheese. Easy & delicious pasta with cream sauce. Enjoy!

Please let me know if you make it! Pictures welcomed!

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