Penne Pasta with Serrano Ham

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1/2 pound serrano ham (spanish dried cured ham) cut into small pieces
1 yellow onion cut into small pieces
6 minced garlic cloves
4 plum tomatoes each cut into 8 pieces
4 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup fat free heavy cream (usually display with milk at supermarkets)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1 cup frozen peas
1 bunch fresh basil cut into small pieces
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
package penne pasta (I use whole grain)
salt and pepper
penne pasta for 4

Garnish with fresh basil and parmesan

In a large pan heat the oil over medium high. Cook the onion and garlic with salt for 8 minutes, stirring as needed. Stir in chicken stock, ham and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add cream, peas, and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir parmesan cheese, basil and remove from stove. Toss with pasta. Serve 6
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*Growing up in Puerto Rico we have lots of spanish ingredients in our diet. This recipe is the modify lighter version of my mothers.

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