Everyone loved these "Oven Cushions" that I made for them, I have to say they are very tasty, hearty but not heavy and just perfect for a casual supper!
Cuscino al Forno
8 large thin slices of Salty Ham
75gms ricotta cheese
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 tin passat
1 mozzerella ball
salt and pepper
3 drops tabasco.
Cook your pasta and set aside, in a seperate pot fry the onion and garlic until soft and add the tomatoes. Add the ricotta and parmesan, basil and seasonings... add the tabasco to taste. You want a tiny kick not a boot in the face!
Mix through the pasta. Place two slices of the ham overlapping lengthways in an oven tin. Twist some pasta around a fork and lay it into the middle of the ham, repeat until you have about 100gms/quarter of the pot and then wrap the ham around, edging it in until the bottom side of the ham is on the top and the ends neatly underneath. Top with thin slices of the mozzerella and pop under a grill until cheese is bubbling!
Serve with a nice green salad!