Pasta with caramelized leeks and feta cream sauce
1 lb pasta, I used fettuccine but any shape would work
2 leeks, sliced thin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup feta, more for topping
Couple leaves mint, optional
salt 'n' peppa
1 Boil a pot of water, season with kosher salt. Place noodles in rapidly boiling water and cook until al-dente.
2 Cut tall dark part off the leeks and discard. Wash light green part thoroughly and slice into thin rings.
3 Saute sliced leeks over medium heat with olive oil and a bit of butter. Cook until softened and slightly golden. Season with salt 'n' peppa.
4 Add minced garlic cloves and cook with the leeks. Let flavors meld together.
5 Pour feta into the same pan and let heat through and melt. Add some hot pasta water into the pan until it becomes creamed and saucy.
6 At this time, the pasta should be ready. Pour drained pasta into the pan and incorporate the leek-feta sauce throughout. Top with more feta and some mint if you have it. Enjoy!
Note: I put up 2 photos of the pasta because I couldn't choose! Which one do you like better?