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)
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.