- 150-200g normal ham
- 100-150g sliced mushrooms. I buy them canned but fresh are even better
- one hot red pepper
- 100ml wine (red or white, does not matter)
- 100g tomato paste
- spices (chillies, garlic, onions, oregano, basil, parsley)
- 500g thin spaghetti
- 1-2 spoons Knorr powder gravy
All this will yield about 3-4 portions. If you want to cook for less persons then use the ingredients accordingly. Cut the ham in stripes and cook them at high heat in a pan together with 1 spoon of oil, don’t make it too brown. After couple of minutes, add the sliced mushrooms, spices and the red pepper cut in tiny pieces.
I use a mix of dried spices called Arabiata, it’s hot and it’s meant to be used for spaghetti. If you can’t find something like this you can use the individual spices.
After another couple of minutes of cooking at high heat, add the wine and the tomato paste and let it boil once. Then you can add a bit of water and, as desired, 1-2 spoons of Knorr poweder gravy. The final gravy must not be too liquid and the Knorr powder (as well as more tomato paste) helps to thicken it. Taste every now and than and add more wine, spices, etc as desired.
Let everything cook at low heat now and boil some water for the spaghetti. When the water is boiling, add the spaghetti and let it cook at medium heat for 11 minutes (at least that’s the case for the spaghetti I use, might differ for yours). Stir them every now and then so they don’t get stuck together
Take the pan off the oven, add a spoon of cream and mix it together with the gravy
That’s it ;-) Put the spaghetti through a strainer to get rid of the water, put them on the plate, add the gravy. Guten Appetit!