Pasta dish with cream, ham and mushroom sauce.
Put a pot of water on high heat for the pasta.
Chop the onion and begin sauteing with the oil and the tablespoon of water and stir occasionally not letting the oion stick to the pan. (the water softens the bite and heat of the oil preventing the onion from frying and making it softer and tastier.)
When the water has boiled of the saute and the onion begins to color, add the ham and keep on stirring occasionally.
Add the cream and keep stirring.
The pasta water should be ready to boil by now, so add a small handful of salt to the water and when it boils put in the pasta.
Put the mushrooms into the pan.
Check the pasta every once in a while and right before the pasta is "al dente" add the cheese to the sauce pan and stir the sauce.
Add salt and pepper to the sauce to taste. (I suggest going lightly on the pepper at this stage and adding it on top as decoration and final seasoning as it tastes and looks amazing!)
Strain the pasta and add to the sauce and mix well to coat every piece of pasta with liberal amounts of cream and sauce.
Put the pasta in plates, add the freshly ground pepper and enjoy!
Penne Panna, Prosciutto e Funghi done.