Last sunday, at the #undergroundboerenmarkt, I bought Bonnefons spice mixture (link in Dutch) from Lizet Kruyff. On her blog (link in Dutch) she gives a recipe how to use this spice mixture. I used it as a starting point to create my own recipe. It probably isn’t historically correct but it’s really nice anyway.
3 small red onions
100g raw, smoked ham
2 teaspoons Bonnefons spice mixture
Bring 3 liters of water to the boil.
Dice the cucumbers and ham and slice the red onions.
Cook the pappardelle according to the instructions on the package.
Bake the ham in a frying pan with little oil for 3 minutes. Remove the ham from the pan and gently fry the onions for 5 minutes. Then add the cucumber and Bonnefons spice mixture, stir and fry for another 5 minutes. Then add the ham and fry for a few more minutes.
Drain the pappardelle and stir it through the cucumber mixture. Now it is ready to serve.
The spice mixture is very spicy. If you like Indian food, use 2 teaspoons as I did in this recipe. If you prefer a milder flavour, add some cream or sour cream to the mixture or use less Bonnefons spice mix.