Leeks & Lox Pasta with Crispy Basil
Leeks are closely related to onions and garlic and share this sulfurous family's reputation for cardiovascular benefits.
They emit a fresh fragrance similar to scallions, but are much milder in flavor.
Basil is traditionally used in South Asia as a brain tonic and for treatment of stress, asthma and diabetes, while recent animal research indicates that this popular culinary herb possesses cardiovascular health potential.
Smoked Salmon Pasta with Crispy Basil
8 oz farfalle (bowtie) pasta
1 tablespoon organic extra virgin olive oil
2 medium size leeks, thinly sliced
Organic extra virgin olive oil for frying basil
1/2 oz fresh basil, stalks removed (optional)
4 oz sockeye nova lox, cut into half-inch wide strips
1/2 cup light cream