CONFETTI ROTINI (PASTA) WITH PROSCIUTTO AND BRIE
4 to 6 servings
Allow cheese to come to room temperature. In a large heavy pot, combine boiling water and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add pasta; cook over moderate heat according to package directions, or until pasta is tender but firm, al dente. Drain well, but do not rinse. In a large bowl, combine hot pasta and 4 to 6 tablespoons olive oil, tossing well to mix. Add Brie or Camembert cheese, prosciutto, Parmesan or Romano cheese, and desired fresh herb(s), tossing again. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with sliced olives and sprigs of desired fresh herb. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.
Note: May use 1 pound of desired wheat pasta such as linguine or fettuccine.
Note: Each herb will give a different flavor to the recipe. Preferably use fresh herbs; however, if fresh herbs are unavailable, 1½ to 2 tablespoons of the desired dried herb may be substituted.