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Leeks

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Hearty Winter-Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, cut into 1-inch pieces, and washed well
  • 3 celery stalks, cut on the bias into 1/2-inch-thick pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 pinches of red-pepper flakes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 1/4 cups homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 small (1 to 1 1/2 pounds) butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12 ounces), cut into cubes
  • 1 head escarole, cut into 1-inch-thick ribbons
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh dill
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Creamy Caramelized-Onion Soup

Other Ideas:
Onions, Shallots, Soup course, Soups
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 pounds (3 to 4) leeks, white and pale-green parts only, rinsed well and coarsely chopped
  • 5 garlic, thinly sliced
  • 7 large shallots, about 14 ounces, thinly sliced
  • 2 large Vidalia onions, about 20 ounces, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3/4 cup dry white vermouth
  • 4 cups homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
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Striped Bass with Braised Leeks, Orange, and Thyme

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 large leeks (about 2 1/4 pounds), white and pale-green parts only, halved lengthwise, rinsed well and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 1 large navel orange, thinly sliced crosswise, plus 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (2 oranges total)
  • 4 skinless striped bass or sea bass fillets (about 4 ounces each)
  • 6 pitted Kalamata olives, thinly sliced crosswise
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Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, thinly sliced, and rinsed well (about 1 cup)
  • 6 russet potatoes (2 1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces Gruyere cheese, shredded (about 3 cups)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup homemade or low-sodium store-bought chicken stock
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Leek and Swiss Chard Tart

Other Ideas:
Pate brisee, Swiss chard
Ingredients
  • 1 medium disk Pate Brisee
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced and rinsed well (4 to 5 cups)
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems and ribs discarded, leaves shredded (4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
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Leek, Bacon, and Pea Risotto

Time:40 mins
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Salmon with Leeks

Time:40 mins
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Grilled Leeks Vinaigrette

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Pasta with Leeks, Peas, and Prosciutto

Time:25 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium leeks (6 to 8 ounces each), white and light-green parts only, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces, well rinsed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces (about 1/4 cup) thinly sliced prosciutto cut into thin strips
  • 2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) ricotta salata or Parmesan cheese shaved with a vegetable peeler
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Poached Beef with Leeks

Ingredients
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 teaspoon plus a pinch of coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons freshly grated horseradish
  • 3 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock Homemade Chicken Stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 celery stalks, cut on the diagonal into 2 1/2-inch lengths
  • 1 clove garlic, lightly smashed
  • 3 medium leeks, cut into 2-inch lengths, halved lengthwise, and rinsed well
  • 3 sprigs thyme, plus more for garnish
  • 1 piece beef tenderloin (1 3/4 pounds), trimmed of excess fat and tied
  • 4 whole black peppercorns
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