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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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!

2 comments:

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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Miz Helen

 
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