Ingredients for 4 people:
300g fresh pasta - any shape
250g mushrooms, sliced
500g leeks, sliced
A large knob of butter
2 tbsp of grated Parmesan
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp of chives, chopped
Heat half the butter in a large frying pan and fry the leeks for 5 minutes until softened.
In another frying pan, fry the lardons for around 10 minutes until cooked.
When they are both ready, tip into a large bowl.
In the same frying pan that you used for the leeks, add the remaining butter and then fry the garlic and mushrooms for around 7 minutes.
Once they are ready add to the bowl of leeks and lardons and then stir in the mascarpone, the chives and the cheese.
Drain the pasta and toss with the mushroom, leek and lardon mix.
Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan and enjoy.
Every time I have leeks I am reminded of how much I love them and once again they didn't disappoint. This is very warming and wintery - perfect for this time of year - a great quick midweek supper, if you like mushrooms that is!