Linguine with Shrimp & Leeks

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I love cooking with leeks, it adds such a delicious flavor to a dish. I've also added a few red pepper flakes to this dish to enhance more the flavor and to give a little kick, if you like it more spicier just add more red pepper flakes to your likeness and taste. Take a look:

Recipe by Sweet Caroline

1 leek (cut lengthwise, thinly sliced, washed and drained)
12 oz. medium shrimp (peeled, deveined, tail-on)
1/3 cup white wine
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 lb. linguine
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoons red pepper flakes
Salt and black pepper

In a large pot, add enough water and bring to a boil. Salt the water and add linguine, cook past until al dente; drain. Meanwhile, heat the two tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over medium/high heat. Add the pepper flakes and garlic, sauté for about a minute. Add leeks and sweat until soft, adding a little water to encourage softening if necessary. Once the leeks are soft, add the wine and heavy cream and bring to a boil. Cook until lightly thickened, season with salt and black pepper. Add the shrimp, cook completely. Add cooked pasta, toss really well. Serve hot and enjoy!


Ginger said...

I've never tried leeks! That dish looks delicious. Shrimp+heavy cream+ pasta= automatic love.

Miz Helen said...

We will really enjoy this awesome dish! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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