Linguine with Artichokes and Leeks

Sloane Taylor
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Time for a lighter Italian dinner that’s good in any season

female chef

Linguine with Artichokes and Leeks 

  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts only, cleaned
  • two 12-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts in oil, drained
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tsp, kosher salt less will not disturb the flavors
  • 1 tsp, freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound linguine
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan

Halve the leeks lengthwise and cut into 1-inch pieces. Wash well to remove any sand grains.

Cut the artichokes lengthwise if large.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat, add the leeks, and cook until soft but not browned, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes. Remove the leeks from skillet and set aside.

Increase heat to medium and add the artichokes. Cook about 3 minutes stirring often.

Return the leeks to skillet and toss to mix. Stir in the lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Cook the linguine according to the package directions, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water.

Transfer pasta to a large bowl. Add the vegetables and toss with half the Parmesan cheese. Add some of the pasta water to moisten, if necessary. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.


Tossed Salad

  • a variety of fresh lettuce
  • zucchini peeled and sliced
  • cucumber peeled and sliced
  • red onion rings
  • tomatoes cut in eights
  • hard boiled eggs quartered
  • and everything else that strikes your fancy, especially black olive and pepperoncini

Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Use bottled dressing or a flavored oil.

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Award-winning author Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor and sex are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes sexually explicit romances that takes you right into the bedroom. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after. Her books are set in Europe where the men are all male and the North American women they encounter are both feminine and strong. They also bring more than lust to their men’s lives. Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. Studly, her mate for life, and Sloane now live in a small home in Indiana and enjoy the change from city life. Feel free to email me at sloanetaylor@comcast.net or visit my blog http://sloanetaylor.blogspot.com/