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Roast Leg of Lamb

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Minestrone

Ingredients
  • 1 medium leek, white and pale-green parts only, quartered lengthwise, sliced 1/4 inch thick, and washed well
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3/4 cup dried cannellini beans (5 ounces)
  • 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 large celery stalk, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups water, plus more for soaking
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and minced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced (1 cup)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (grated on medium holes of a box grater)
  • 1 large red potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 ounces prosciutto ends (optional), cut into pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole peeled plum tomatoes, crushed and juice reserved
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale (about 5 ounces), tough stems removed, leaves cut crosswise into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1/4 head savoy cabbage, cored and very thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 rind (about 3 inches) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, plus freshly grated cheese for serving (optional)
  • 4 ounces prosciutto ends (optional)
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Basil pesto, for serving (optional)
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Caramelized Leek Quiche

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Eggs, French, Quiche
Ingredients
  • All-purpose flour, for work surface
  • 1/2 recipe Pate Brisee
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 leeks, whites and light green parts only, halved lenthwise, sliced crosswise 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated gruyere cheese
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
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Roasted-Vegetable Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 acorn, delicata, or other winter squash (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 12 ounces assorted fingerling potatoes
  • 1 bunch baby carrots (or 3 medium carrots)
  • 2 medium leeks
  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium celeriac
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon plus a pinch freshly ground pepper
  • 1 bunch baby beets, peeled, and cut in half
  • 5 ounces baby kale, curly endive, or other hearty greens
  • Warm Roasted Garlic Dressing
  • 4 ounces aged goat cheese or Parmesan, for serving
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Roasted Winter Vegetables with Cannellini Beans

Ingredients
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 small rutabaga, peeled and chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained cannellini beans
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Poached Salmon with Pickled Cucumbers

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Whole-Wheat Linguine with Mushrooms and Asparagus

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 leeks (white and pale-green parts only), cut into 2-inch matchsticks and rinsed well
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 8 ounces whole-wheat linguine
  • 8 asparagus spears, shaved lengthwise into curls (2 cups)
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano, shaved
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Beef Tenderloin with Herb Quinoa

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Potato Leek Soup

Ingredients
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 2 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 leeks, white and light-green parts only, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 pound potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 quart homemade or low-sodium canned chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • Fresh chervil, for garnish
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Cold Potato-Leek Soup

Time:3 hours
Ingredients
  • 6 medium leeks, (about 2 1/4 pounds), whites only, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise, cleaned (see note below)
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8 ounces) baking potato, peeled and diced
  • Coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup snipped fresh chives
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