Thank you, I will try the parsley.
Hi, Judyb1943: According to Real Simple Food Director Sarah Copeland, this dish "would be just as delicious with no herb, or you could substitute equal amounts of parsley, finely chopped, or dill for a fresh spring flavor."
This was very good! I only had one leek, so added a shallot instead. Didn't have fresh tarragon so substituted anise seed. I mixed with one pound of pasta and thought the balance was fine.
Thanks for the seafood addition idea.
Only one adjective needed to describe this recipe...DELISH! Made recipe as is. No substitutes. Heavy cream was a non-guilty indulgence. YUMM!! After cream thickened, there was just enough to toss 9 oz. of refrigerated pasta in...so just enjoy it. Oh, the leeks and tarragon made the dish very fragrant. Next time, I may toss some scallops or shrimp in it. Oh...and the hubby had "seconds"! (8