Tagliatelle Con Porri E Salsa Di Gamberetti


1 lb. fresh tagliatelle
1 lb. medium size shelled shrimp
2 large leeks
2 tbsp. coarse salt
4 tbsp. Canino Dop extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped onion
1 tbsp. butter
1 cup chicken stock
salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup of grated Pecorino Romano

How to make the TAGLIATELLE CON PORRI E SALSA DI GAMBERETTI – Tagliatelle with Leeks and Shrimp Sauce:

Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a pan, toss in the shrimp and quickly brown for about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.

Clean the leeks discarding the top green part. Slice and rinse repeatedly in cold water to eliminate any trace of dirt. Drain well.

Heat the remaining olive oil in another pan, add the leeks and stir them over moderate heat until they become soft. Add the chopped onion and keep on stirring for another 5 minutes. Then add the butter and the chicken stock. Three minutes later add the shrimp and cook for a few more minutes. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Cook the fresh tagliatelle in salted boiling water. Stir with a wooden spoon. Because the tagliatelle are fresh, they will be cooked by the time the water returns to a boil (about 2 minutes).

Drain, place in a pre-heated platter or bowl, toss in the leek and shrimp sauce with some of the cheese. Serve, bringing the rest of the Pecorino Romano to the table in a separate bowl.

Serves 4

Enrico Massetti was born in Milan, Italy.
Now he lives in Washington, DC, USA.
Still, he regularly visits his hometown
and enjoys going around all the places in his home country
especially those he can reach by public transportation.

Enrico loves writing guide books on travel in Italy
to help his friends that go to Italy to visit
and enjoy his old home country.
He also publishes books on the Argentine tango dance.

You can reach Enrico at enricomassetti@msn.com.