I made this recipe in an Italian sauces cooking class that my friend Mel and I took. I love taking cooking classes and I wish I had the time and money to take more. Moh loves this recipe, mainly for the Italian sausage.
One tip, make sure you clean the leeks really well as they are full of grit. I rinse them and then slice into thin rings (discard the end and most of the green part). I then put the pieces in a salad spinner, rinse well and then spin away the water (or dry with paper towels or something if you don't have a spinner).
Farfalle Ai Porri E Salsicce - (Farfalle with Sausage And Leeks)
2 lg Leeks
1 lb Farfalle
2 tb Olive oil
2 Sweet Italian sausages
1 ts Minced shallot
2 tb Unsalted butter
1 c Blanched young peas
1 c Chicken stock
Salt to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper
1/2 c Freshly-grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Meanwhile, trim the leeks discarding the top 1/3 of the rough green portion, and slice in 1/2-inch rounds. Rinse in several changes of cold water to remove all soil and grit; drain well. Add farfalle to boiling water, stirring occasionally. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, add the leeks and sausages, and saute over moderately-high heat, stirring about 5 minutes. Add the shallot and cook while stirring for 1 minute. Add half of the butter, the peas and stock and simmer gently 5 minutes. Season to taste. When farfalle are al dente, drain well; add the sauce, and toss well to coat the pasta. Add cheese, toss well and serve with additional cheese on the side. This recipe yields 6 servings