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Old 04-11-2007, 12:05 PM   #11
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Oh, another cracker: a chicken and leek pie! Yummy!
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:29 PM   #12
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Baked potatoes with leeks, olives & cheese, Prassopita (Fillo pastry with leek filling), stir-fry leeks with shrimps and steamed fish with leeks and shitake mushrooms.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:59 PM   #13
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I like them chopped and fried in oil till lightly cooked (not browned if you can help it, though), add a cup of rice and a can of tomatoes chopped in the can with a long knife. Leave to simmer till you have the consistency you like. You might need to add some extra water if the rice is still a little hard towards the end. There's a proper Greek name for this that I can't think of but which Boufa will know if she comes this way.

I will happily eat this as a one-dish dinner though my partner finds it a bit too much of a good thing. Great as a garnish for sausages.

Edited: Sorry, Boufa passed this way while I was writing. Hope she comes back.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:08 PM   #14
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SP, the dish you are referring to is called Prassorizo (Leek Rice).
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by corazon
I love a good potato leek soup.
Mee too!

Leeks are fabulous! I love to sautee them and they are very tasty in risotto!
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Old 04-11-2007, 10:49 PM   #16
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We make a sauce at work, using shrimp, leeks, sauteed, deglazed with white wine, then add cream and parm, bring that to a simmer, and pour it over pecan-breaded trout. YUMMY!

I've been wanting to make this at home, only one prob, two different grocery stores DON'T CARRY LEEKS! I guess I'm going to have to try a couple different stores.
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Old 04-12-2007, 04:05 AM   #17
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Leek Salad

Cut white part of leeks, into slices.
Steam or boil for a short time.
Pour a dressing over them, and leave in the fridge, for a few hours

Dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
half teaspoonfull of salt
Optional ingredients
black pepper
oregano

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Old 04-12-2007, 07:43 AM   #18
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from another leek lover - what a lot of great ideas here!!
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:00 AM   #19
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While I add them to soups, etc., I also enjoy them as a vegetable on their own by trimming the tougher green part & roots off, then splitting them in half lenghwise to clean & tying them back together with a little kitchen string. I then poach/braise them in some butter & chicken stock until tender & top with warmed blue cheese dressing.
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:16 AM   #20
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A dear Aunt once served us Creamed Leek sandwiches. OK. It was 45 years ago and she HAS gotten to be a better cook but I have never forgotten that day. Nor have my siblings, we all crack up at the memory on occasion.

Moral of story? Leeks do not belong between sliced bread.
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