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                       Cactus Pear Lemon-Ginger Penne
 
 Recipe By     : Cactus Pear Restaurant Clifton, Ohio via Cincinnati Enquire
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : All Newly Typed Not Shared       Pork
                 Poultry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         uncooked penne
    2      Tablespoons   butter
    1      4 inch        piece of fresh ginger -- peeled and grated
    1      teaspoon      garlic -- minced
    2      medium        bell peppers (green and red), stemmed -- seeded and
 sliced
    2      whole         portabella mushrooms, stemmed, -- gills removed,
 slice
    5      cups          heavy cream
    4      teaspoons     salt (or to taste)
    2      teaspoons     lemon peppeer
    2      pounds        boneless grilled chicken breast -- cut in 1/2 dice
    8      ounces        prosciutto ham -- thinly sliced
                         Grated Romano or percorino cheese
 
 Cook pasta according to directions, drain and set aside. 
 
 Melt butter over medium heat in large pot and saute ginger 1 minute.  Add
 garlic, peppers and mushrooms.  Saute for another minute, stirring
 constantly.
 
 Add cream and simmer gently for 7-10 minutes (cream should boil slightly,
 become light brown and reduce in volume.)  Add salt and lemon pepper and
 stir.
 
 Add cooked pasta and stir.  Add diced chicken and prosciutto, stir, and heat
 1 minute longer.  
 
 Serve sprinkled with grated Romano or percorino.  Makes 6-8 servings.
 
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