Sunday, August 28, 2016

Ellie's Kitchen: Creamy Lemon Sauce with Egg Pasta, Corn, Leeks & Peas

     I would love to say that I create my own amazing recipes and we all leave the table happy, full, and deliciously fat. Sadly, this is not the case. I can but mimic the efforts of other excellent cooks, and reap the rewards of praise from family and friends. I am okay with this. And so I will continue to share recipes we have tried and heartily enjoyed, so that you may enjoy them as well. And I will bask in your tummy's happiness.
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Creamy Lemon Sauce with Egg Pasta, Corn, Leeks & Peas


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ears corn, husked, kernels cut from cobs (I used frozen.)
  • 2 large leeks, white and light-green parts only, quartered and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shelled fresh peas or frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or chicken stock
  • 1 pound extra-wide egg noodles or tagliatelle
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 lemons, zested (about 1 tbsp.) and juiced (about 1/2 cup)
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the pasta.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil, one turn of the pan, over medium-high. Melt the butter into the oil, then add the corn, leeks and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the leeks soften, about 5 minutes. Add the peas, stir in the wine and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Salt the boiling water, add the pasta and cook to al dente; drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the cream, zest and juice to a low boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally; remove from the heat.
  5. In the large bowl, toss the pasta with the corn mixture and the lemon cream; season. Serve with the cheese.

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