RECIPE: Creamy Leek and Bacon Pasta

Ooh look the first recipe for my blog!

I had some leeks and bacon in the fridge and wanted to throw something together quickly for tea. I recently bought some Very Lazy garlic so I used a teaspoon of that instead of a fresh clove. The bacon I used was the cheap bacon offcuts you can find in most supermarkets. It’s usually a mix of smoked and unsmoked bacon.  I forgot to photograph it when I served it but I had some left over so this is a picture of my hubbys lunch box!

Creamy Leek and Bacon Pasta

Plemty for 2 people!

4oz Bacon cut into strips – smoked is better.

1 leek trimmed and sliced finely

1 clove of garlic – crushed

small bunch of parsley chopped – reserve a little to sprinkle over when serving.

5 fluid oz of double cream or Elmlea

1 oz cheddar or parmesan cheese

Black pepper to taste

4-5 ozs Pasta  – any type – your choice! (any that cooks in 10 mins or so)

Method:

Bring water to boil in saucepan and put pasta in to cook.

Fry bacon in a little oil until golden

Add leeks and garlic and mix with the bacon.

Add a couple of tablespoons of the cooking water from the pasta.

Simmer gently for 5 mins until the leeks are soft.

Add the cream, cheese, parsley and black pepper to taste. Stir and taste and adjust seasoning.

heat GENTLY for a minute or so to warm through but do not boil as it spoils the taste.

Drain the pasta.

You now have 2 choices –

1. Mix the creamy leeks and bacon with the pasta and serve sprinkled with parsley.

2. Divide the pasta between two dishes and pour over the creamy mix. Sprinkle with parsley.

 

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