Leek Recipe

Ham and Leek Pasta recipe

This creamy pasta is an ideal midweek dinner for all the family.

Ingredients:

  • 500g leeks
  • 250g linguine
  • 250ml cream
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 200g cooked ham
  • Salt and pepper

Method of Preparation:

  1. Finely slice the leeks by slicing them lengthways and then finely widthways.

  2. Finely chop the ham.

  3. Put a pot of water onto boil and then cook the pasta according to packet instructions.

  4. Meanwhile, boil the leeks in the stock for five minutes. Add the cream to this and then reduce to a simmer and cook for a further ten minutes.

  5. Add the ham and season well with salt and pepper.

  6. Drain the pasta and then toss it with the sauce to serve.

This pasta serves two people as a large main course and four people as a small portion. You could sprinkle the pasta with some grated parmesan cheese and ground black pepper before serving.

Author: Laura Young.

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Conversions
500gabout 18 oz (17.6365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
250gabout 9 oz (8.81825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
250mlabout 1 cup (1.0567 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
125mlabout ½ cup (0.5283 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)

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Published: June 10, 2011
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