Creamy Ham and Leak Pasta
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Creamy Ham and Leak Pasta

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Serves 4

When leaks are stewed in butter and stock they make a delicious sauce for pasta. I cook this so much, I know the recipe of by heart.

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  • 900g Leeks
  • 100g Butter
  • 240ml Chicken Stock, home made or made with water and 1 chicken stock cube
  • 100g Cooked Ham, cut into matchsticks
  • 350g Rigatoni or other tubular pasta
  • 150ml Single Cream
  • 100g Freshly grated parmesan (or mature cheddar) cheese
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


    1. Cut the white and pale green of the leeks into thin slices and wash well. Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan, add the leeks and stir until they are coated with butter.
    2. Add the stock and simmer very gently, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until the leeks are tender.
    3. Add the ham and season to taste. The leeks will absorb most of the liquid. Meanwhile cook the pasta 'al dente', drain well and pour into a warmed serving bowl.
    4. Quickly reheat the leeks with the cream. Pour over the pasta, add half the cheese and toss together. Serve at once, with the rest of the cheese passed round separately

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