Leek and white wine Spaghetti with crispy ham shards

2 servings

Preparation: 30 min

  • 4 slices of Luxembourgish dry-cured smoked ham
  • 1 large leek
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 250g Le Moulin Spaghetti
  • 30g butter
  • 75ml Luxembourgish Elbling wine
  • 50ml cream
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 20g pine nuts, toasted
  • parmesan, to serve

Preheat oven to 180C fan. Cut the ham slices in half and lay them flat out on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake for 12 minutes, then take out of the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. Trim the leek and cut off the dark green top, discard. Cut the leek into quarters lengthwise, then cut into slices so that you end up with approximately 250g. Put in a colander and wash under a running tap. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Peel and crush the garlic.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the leek with a good pinch of salt. Cook for 5 minutes until the leek is softened. Add the shallot and fry for another 3 minutes, then add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the wine and cook until the liquid is absorbed.

While frying the leeks, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the spaghetti for 7 minutes.

Remove 250ml of the pasta water while the pasta is cooking, and add it to the leeks once the wine has been absorbed. Cook for a few minutes until the liquid starts to thicken, then add the cream and lemon zest, season with salt and pepper and cook for a few more minutes.

As soon as the pasta is drained, stir the pasta through the sauce in the pan. Add the toasted pine nuts, a good grating of parmesan and crumble in the crispy ham shards – keeping 2 aside for serving. Stir and distribute the pasta between two plates.

Top each portion with one whole ham shard and serve with more parmesan.


Recipe in collaboration with Anne’s Kitchen.

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