Leeks and Spaghetti
photo by Lori Mama
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- 400 g spaghetti
- 40 g butter
- 150 g bacon, cubed
- 200 g leeks, finely chopped
- 400 ml creme fraiche
- 100 g peas
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- salt and black pepper
- 1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 50 g parmesan cheese
- 1Bring a medium pan of salted water to the boil, add the spaghetti and cook accordingly to the packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.
- 2In the meantime, fry the bacon in a medium sized pan over a low heat until the fat releases from the bacon. Turn up the heat and cook for about five more minutes, until the bacon starts to colour. Add the leeks and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- 3Add the crème fraiche and cook until it starts to bubble and reduce slightly.
- 4Add the lemon juice and zest to your sauce, season with salt and pepper and add the chopped parsley.
- 5Toss the pasta in the sauce, serve in bowls and sprinkle with Parmesan.
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I'm lucky to have had two amazing grandmothers with a passion for cooking.My Nona was from the north of Italy and Lolo was from Spain. Lolo used to make pickle fish. You would think that is a kids worst nightmare, but it was fabulous. I would kill for that recipe.My mother was also a wonderful cook. I grew up eating the most amazing food; her lasagna and Bolognese sauce are out of this world. I am originally from Argentina and living in Colorado for the past 25 years. As you can imagine, I love to cook, eat and entertain. I read cookbooks like novels. There is nothing that I enjoy more than traveling. I love the challenge of a new culture and a foreign language. Of course all my traveling is culinary oriented. Eventually I would love to move to Italy. Italians, in my opinion, have the perfect life style; Hard work in the morning, good food for lunch, nice siesta and out for a "giro" (go for a round) in the afternoons to visit with your friends over a cup of coffee. My daughter is a great baker; she has a natural talent for it. We can make the exact same recipe and hers ALWAYS tastes much better. My favorite products are seasonal, organic and fresh; I stay away from cans and pre-mixed stuff. I'm a proud member of the Slow Food movement. www.slowfood.com