Leak pasta (linguini)

This weeks recipe is originally made using linguini but as I didn't have and in the cupboard I adapted and just used some pasta that I did have. You can find the original recipe Here. 

400g (13oz) linguine (I used fusilli pasta)

2 sprigs fresh thyme (fresh from my herbs)

2 leeks, quartered lengthways and thinly sliced (fresh from the allotment)

2 garlic cloves, crushed (from stores harvested last year) 

150g (5oz) frozen peas

50g (2oz) Parmesan, finely grated

150ml (1/4pt) single cream

2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

  1. I cooked the pasta in a pan of salted water according to the pack instructions. 

  2. I added the garlic and leek to the pan for 2 minutes and then added the peas and cooked for 2 minutes and then drained. 

  3. After draining I returned the pasta to the pan and added the cheese and single cream. Cooking over a gentle heat stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. 

  4. Serve using the parsley as a garnish or a bit of black pepper over the top. 

I really enjoyed this quick simple dish and will certainly be cooking this again. It stuck me as being fairly healthy. I also see this as being adaptable to add other flavours perhaps chilli or basil. 

So give it a try and let me know what you think. 

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