Steamed leeks are dressed with honey-mustard vinaigrette and served warm.



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  • Whisk together vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly, until well combined; set aside.

  • Trim leeks to about 6 inches, leaving only white and light-green parts. Trim roots, and cut leeks in half lengthwise. Wash well under cold running water to remove any dirt; set aside.

  • Place a metal steamer basket in a large saucepan. Fill with water up to the bottom of the basket, and bring to a simmer. Add the leeks, cover, and steam until leeks are tender, about 10 minutes. Remove the leeks, and drain on paper towels to remove any water. Place leeks in bowl with vinaigrette, and toss to combine. Serve hot or at room temperature.

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It's a great, traditional dish. The other alternative is to braise the leaks in a small fry pan or saute pan, just large enough to hold them in a single layer, and braise in a strong chicken stock. Of course, the honey could be left out in favor of a classic vinaigrette. Lots of possibilities and tweaks here and there.