Every once in a while I like to do a “featured reader” post. It takes the “burden” of cooking off of me but it also lets me showcase the delicious meals my friends make. This post is courtesy of Julia who was given the recipe by her trainer. Julia says it is a cinch to prepare and quite scrumptious.
1 stalk of leeks (they look like green onions on steroids)
1 box bow tie pasta
1 pint cream
1 large (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1. Cut up all but the top two inches of the green part of the leeks.
2. Soak them and rinse them a few times as these are extremely dirty!
3. Saute the leeks with some olive oil until they are soft.
4. Add the tomatoes, cream, garlic and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Reduce the sauce until it thickens a bit.
6. Cook the bowtie pasta and toss it into the sauce.
I started the meal off with crusty bread and dipping oil, a tossed salad and white wine while the sauce continued to thicken. Once everyone was done eating the pasta was ready to be served. Everyone was pleased with the meal and it was quite simple to make. If you prepare this meal for a larger group, I suggest cooking the sauce in two smaller pans or give yourself more time to let the sauce reduce to the correct thickness.
looks delicious, Julia! Thanks for the post! I will be trying this in my new kitchen sometime soon.