Fresh Fettuccine with Orange Prosciutto Cream Sauce
2012 is the start of a whole new era for us, an era filled with heaping mounds of fresh, homemade pasta, thanks to my new Christmas present, a shiny, beautiful, Atlas 150 Pasta Maker. This is something we have been wanting for a long time, and I have to say, it is well worth the 85 bucks, especially if you make pasta a lot. These noodles taste shockingly delicious right out of the boiling water! After a trial run or two to get used to the process, we officially celebrated this appliance’s homecoming into our kitchen by making one of our favorite, and very distinctive, Italian pasta dishes. This is our heavily modified, and even more flavorful, take on a pasta recipe from Bon Appetit. With the prominent orange flavor and complimentary spiciness and saltiness of red pepper and prosciutto, add some peas for depth and color, it is surprising how addictive this dish can be, given the unusual flavor profile.