(Sautéed Leeks w/Prosciutto and Mascarpone Over Angel Hair)
This is a recipe that I morphed from something I saw several years ago on the Food Network. My husband and kids LOVE it and have donned it “Jackie Pasta”. It is one of the most requested dishes in our house. My younger sister, who is just learning how to cook, has also taken a spin using the same basic recipe but using sausage instead. I hope you enjoy!
12 oz. angel hair pasta
2T extra virgin olive oil
(4) leeks, rinsed and chopped
16 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
10 oz. fresh spinach, whole leaves
2C chicken broth
8 oz. mascarpone cheese
8 oz. prosciutto (good quality)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tip: All quantities in this recipe are estimates – I encourage you to modify to your liking J
Heat 2T olive oil in a large, deep frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped leeks and sliced mushroom. Sauté until the leeks are almost translucent. Next, add the fresh spinach to the pan. So that the other ingredients do not burn, add approximately 3/4C chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Cover (this will help the spinach to cook down/wilt). Add salt and pepper, to taste.
In a separate pot, bring water to boil for the angel hair. Cook, as directed. Once the pasta is the preferred texture, drain and proportion onto the plate. Scoop an ample amount of the leek mixture onto the pasta and dab approximately 2-3T of mascarpone on the top. Tear approximately 3-4 slices of the prosciutto and place on top of the leek mixture. Once seated, mix all together and enjoy!
Note: Prosciutto, when not kept cold, becomes sticky and difficult to shred. I recommend you keep this in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Houldsworth, Russo & Company, P.C. is a public accounting firm providing assurance, tax, and consulting services to non-profit and government organizations, individuals and businesses. Since 1996 HRC has provided quality service to the Las Vegas and surrounding communities through the active involvement of experienced, committed professionals.
Material discussed in this blog is meant to provide general information and should not be acted upon without first obtaining professional advice appropriately tailored to your individual circumstances.