With little need for a recipe, a stirring of simple ingredients awakens the natural green goodness of leeks - buttered and creamed to make a sauce that takes little more time than to boil water for the pasta. Any pasta will do, but fresh homemade pasta takes this dish from simple to sublime.
Thanks to my husband’s deft hand with a pasta machine, fresh pasta is practically a staple in our kitchen, a weekend meal, ready to roll in about an hour.
leeks, washed, trimmed and sliced
cloves garlic, minced
cream or half & half
parmesan or asiago cheese
sea salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle of fresh lemon juice (optional)
fettucinne, linguini or other long pasta