I love making this pasta because it's one of the simplest, most drool worthy week night dinners you can make. I've prepared this probably 3 dozen times and I usually make it with heavy cream (sans Burrata because I feel that would be too much cream). However, when I changed this recipe I decided to try something new and go for coconut cream. I had to enter with an open mind because I wasn't really sure how I felt about turning this beloved dish of mine into one that was much more "coconutty." If you can get past this idea, I assure you, you too will be thrilled with how it turns out.
Watch me make Leek & Prosciutto Linguine here
Be careful with coconut cream
Also, I must say that coconut cream can be tricky to work with. It can separate if you cook it on high heat so take it slow. The addition of a little flour helps keep the stove time down ensuring the cream doesn't break.
Leeks add big flavor
I absolutely love leeks in any shape or form and they really bring a whole lot of flavor to this meal. For a little added fun you could try baking your prosciutto in the oven for some crispy texture.
Enjoy this Leek & Prosciutto Linguine!!Print
A creamy pasta made with leeks, prosciutto and coconut cream topped with burrata.
4 oz Prosciutto, sliced
8 oz linguine
1 can coconut cream
3 leeks, quartered and sliced
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper to taste
Burrata cheese to top the pasta
1.Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add salt and pasta; cook until al dente. In a medium pan, saute prosciutto on medium heat. After 1-2 minutes, prosciutto should have browned slightly. Add leeks and saute for one additional minute, tossing gently. Cover and continue cooking until leeks are tender (about 5 minutes).
2. Turn stove to low heat. Add flour to leeks and stir to combine. Empty coconut cream into pan with other ingredients and stir. You should see small bubbles of coconut cream meaning the sauce is simmering. You should not see and large bubbles or a rolling boil. If this is the case, the sauce is too hot. Mixture should thicken slightly after about 2 minutes. Add pasta to pan and continue to cook for about 1 minute until pasta has soaked up some of the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Top with burrata cheese. Add additional fresh cracked pepper if desired.