Pasta with Creamy Leek Sauce

November 10th, 2010 / Comments 1

I found a container of tomato sauce in the freezer and I had enough leeks left to make Charles favorite vegetarian pasta for dinner.

leeks c egbert Pasta with Creamy Leek SauceI made a second sauce with three small leeks, cream and rosemary. It transformed the leftover tomato sauce and linguini into an elegant dinner. Here’s how I did it:

Pasta with Creamy Leeks

I began by rinsing and slicing the leeks as I had for the soup and then I sauteed the sliced leeks and a large pinch of dried rosemary leaves in a mixture of one tablespoon of olive oil one and tablespoon of unsalted butter. When the leeks were translucent and tender, I added a cup of light cream and continued cooking the sauce until it was steamy hot. I combined cooked linguini with the tomato sauce and topped each serving with a generous spoonful of the creamy leek sauce. Delicious!

I’ve read that if a girl sleeps with a leek under her pillow on March 1, St. David’s Day, that she will see the face of her future husband in her dream and also that leeks can be used to predict the future. Fortunately, I don’t have to put a leek under my pillow because I see Charles each day. I don’t know how to use a leek to predict the future but I do know that even though I’ve used all of the leeks from Don’s garden, I’ll be able buy leeks at the market all winter long to make more soup and pasta sauce.

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