Protein+™ Rotini with Caramelized Leeks, Peas, and Tomato-Basil Sauce2015-01-11
Caramelized leeks strike a sweet balance for salty prosciutto in this dish of Protein+™ pasta with Barilla’s Tomato & Basil sauce. Sweet peas add a fresh element.
Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.
Heat the oil in a rondeau and caramelize the leek rounds. Season them with salt and pepper. Set aside for service.
For each serving, to order: Warm 4 oz. sauce with about 2 1/2 T. peas and some caramelized leeks.
Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to the sauce with 2 1/2 T. pasta cooking water to loosen the sauce. Toss to combine.
Plate the pasta and garnish with 1 T. Parmesan, 2 T. prosciutto, and some basil.
Chef Recommended Cuts
- PLUS® Farfalle
- PLUS® Penne
- PLUS® Rotini
This information is per serving.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.