Creamed leeks

    45 min

    The beautiful leek is the most ignored of vegetables. This simple, tasty dish of leeks in a creamy wine sauce goes perfectly with everything.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 6 leeks - white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise and sliced
    • 235ml water
    • 120ml white wine
    • 80ml cream
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Heat butter in a pan over medium heat; cook and stir leeks just until softened, about 8 minutes. Pour water and wine into pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until leeks are very soft, about 20 minutes.
    2. Remove cover, increase heat to high, and cook leek mixture, stirring constantly, until liquid evaporates, about 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low; stir cream into leek mixture. Cook leeks, stirring, until mixture begins to thicken; stir in Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.


    You can substitute chicken or vegetable stock for the white wine.

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    Fantastic recipe, simple and very tasty, not unlike what I've had at top restaurants  -  29 Oct 2017