Fresh Spaghetti with Leeks and Parma Ham

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Try this simple spaghetti recipe with Home smoked bacon instead of parma ham.

Ingredients for 2

Fresh Spaghetti with Leeks and Parma Ham
Servings:Serves 2 or 4
Calories per serving:2514
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:22nd January 2013

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Better than spag. bol.


A lovely way to serve spaghetti - the fresh basil leaves are the kicker.

The Judge


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Ingredients for 4


  1. Fill and boil the kettle. Cut the leeks into 8cm lengths. Split lengthways, then slice finely into julienne. Make a pile of the ham and slice across the depth to make similar strips.
  2. Melt the butter in a large frying pan and toss the ham in the butter, stir fry for a few seconds then add the leeks and cook on a low flame for about 8 minutes until the leeks are soft.
  3. Using the kettle water, boil the spaghetti with 1 teaspoon salt for 2 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Add the buttery leeks, ham and balsamic vinegar, stir well and serve with chopped hazelnuts, fresh basil leaves and a grind of black pepper.

Adapted from a recipe by Lindsey Bareham, The Times

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