Easy creamy pasta with leek and miso sauce

Easy creamy pasta with leek and miso sauce

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"Trust this pasta to do leeks justice! Combining the robust flavors of leeks and miso will create a delicious twist for your classic spaghetti. In this recipe, we’ll maximize the leeks’ potential by preparing them in two simple ways: fried and cooked. This might just be the perfect opportunity to introduce a new flavor kick to your easy spaghetti dishes."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
25 min
Baking
0 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
MetricImperial
20 g
butter
salt

Utensils

cutting board, knife, large pot, grater, frying pan, colander

Nutrition per serving

Cal732
Fat47 g
Protein49 g
Carb30 g
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  • Step 1/3

    Separate the white and the green of the leek. Halve the whites lengthwise, wash well, and slice thinly. Wash the greens as well, stack them, and cut into thin, long, spaghetti like strips. Prepare a pot of water for pasta and set to boil. Grate the parmesan.
    • 2 leeks
    • 50 g Parmesan cheese
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • large pot
    • grater

    Separate the white and the green of the leek. Halve the whites lengthwise, wash well, and slice thinly. Wash the greens as well, stack them, and cut into thin, long, spaghetti like strips. Prepare a pot of water for pasta and set to boil. Grate the parmesan.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat olive oil in a pan and add leek whites. Season with salt and fry for approx. 5–8 min. over medium heat. Add butter and let it melt. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package. 1 min. before it’s done cooking, add the green leek strips and cook together. Then reserve some pasta water and drain the rest.
    • 200 g spaghetti
    • salt
    • 20 g butter
    • olive oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • colander

    Heat olive oil in a pan and add leek whites. Season with salt and fry for approx. 5–8 min. over medium heat. Add butter and let it melt. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package. 1 min. before it’s done cooking, add the green leek strips and cook together. Then reserve some pasta water and drain the rest.

  • Step 3/3

    Add miso paste, parmesan, drained pasta with leek strips to leek whites and mix well over medium heat. Add in pasta water until a glossy sauce forms to your liking. Serve with extra parmesan on top and pepper.
    • 1 tbsp miso paste
    • pepper

    Add miso paste, parmesan, drained pasta with leek strips to leek whites and mix well over medium heat. Add in pasta water until a glossy sauce forms to your liking. Serve with extra parmesan on top and pepper.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Easy creamy pasta with leek and miso sauce
FAQ

You can buy miso paste from the Asian food aisle at well-stocked supermarkets, or at your local Asian grocery store.

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