4 cloves of garlic
generous handful of basil
salt and pepper to taste
500 grams of your favorite pasta
First, put a big pan of water on the stove for the pasta. Salt generously once the water is boiling and cook the pasta for the number of minutes indicated on the packet. I like to use a penne or farfalle pasta which will take up plenty of the sauce.
Heat a saute pan and add a generous amount of olive oil, about 3 to 4 tablespoons. When the oil is hot, throw in the leek and a pinch of salt and stir for about a
Drain the pasta when it is cooked, saving a cup of the water. Toss the hot pasta in the sauce and stir until it is coating all the pasta. I like to do this with a pair of tongs. Add a bit of the pasta water if it seems a bit dry, and you can even add a bit more olive oil.