"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > I only have "these" ingredients...help me be creative
Click Here to Login
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-17-2008, 05:20 PM   #11
Assistant Cook
The King's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 10
The green is great in any dish that uses greens, soups, stir fry, chopped up in lasagne sauce...

As the onion crops did rather badly with the British weather last year we ended up getting load of leeks in our veg box delivery and had to be quite inventive.

You can, in theory use them in any dish as a replacement for onion, but you might want to reduce the cooking time a bit.

Leeks steamed/boiled on their own though tend to be slimy and a bit horrible.

You could probably salt and ferment them for some very weird sauerkraut if you were so inclined.

The King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 05:31 PM   #12
Senior Cook
fireweaver's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: the d.c. 'burbs
Posts: 265
Send a message via Yahoo to fireweaver
i use the green parts sliced into little 3mm-ish slivers raw in my salad all the time. in larger bits, yeah, they can be kind of tough, but in small pieces, that mellower-than-onion flavor is lovely.

my fave thing to do with leeks, though, involves the whole thing. clean them all up, trim the roots back (but leave the base attached to hold things together), slice once longways in half, paint the cut surface with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt, and toss on the grill. not too long, they cook up quickly. they'll be kind of limp, but the flavor is wonderful!

I love cooking with wine...sometimes I even put it in the food... fireweaver.wordpress.com
fireweaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 09:51 AM   #13
Assistant Cook
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 4
I like to eat the green part whole - tasty.
Trolling_Chef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2008, 10:10 AM   #14
Senior Cook
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 266
I chop it up and put it in fried rice. Adds a nice flavor.
Let's Pour Tea!
Calya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 12:43 PM   #15
Head Chef
Leolady's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,418
Good idea DramaQueen.
Leolady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2008, 01:25 PM   #16
Executive Chef
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 4,630
Use them in sauces that will be strained.
Jeekinz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2008, 06:43 PM   #17
Senior Cook
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 337
Wash well and slice/dice VERY, VERY finely.

Use as a base in soups: - 1 tablespoon per one small/medium onion.

The morale of the story is that one should use the green of the leek and can use the green of the leek- so long as it has been well washed. Use in a pot with water and other peelings to make a vegetable stock but, as you are using a member of the onion family (leek) to make a stock you will not need to use onion.

Hope this helps regarding the use of the green part of a leek!

archiduc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2008, 05:09 AM   #18
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Belgium
Posts: 4
Yes, that's correct, and in fact, I prefer the light green parts over the white, but that's just a personal thing

Originally Posted by GrillingFool View Post
The outer, dark green leaves I throw away.
The inner, light green leaves are tender and tasty, and should be
used just like the white part!
The Ultimate Recipe Collection, the biggest cooking ebooks package ever: http://www.ebooks-made-easy.com/recipes/
onlinecook is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2008, 12:19 PM   #19
Assistant Cook
kitana89's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 14
Stir fry, soups, salads, dips. You can use the Green part for lots of dishes
Check out my youtube cooking channel:
kitana89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2008, 02:40 PM   #20
Assistant Cook
Join Date: May 2008
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 31
Jacques Peppin always says to make a stock from them. I did that once when I made his "Garlic Leek Soup." He said you could freeze it. I did. I found it when cleaning out the freezer and never used it.

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
butzie is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.