Leeks a la Grecque Recipe

Leeks a la Grecque Recipes

Ingredients :

150ml dry white wine

150ml water

2 tbsp olive oil

grated rind of 1 lemon

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 shallot or small onion, thinly sliced

1 small celery stick with leaves

1 parsley sprig

1 thyme sprig

1 bay leaf

1/4 tsp salt

6 peppercorns

6 coriander seeds

500g leeks

Method :
  1. Combine the wine and measured water in a saucepan.

  2. Add all the other ingredients except the leeks.

  3. Cover the pan, bring to the boil, then lower the heat and  simmer for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, trim the leeks so that each measures 7 inches long.

  5. Slit each leek along its length, open it out and flush out and grit under cold running water.

  6. Place the leeks in the simmering liquid, cover, simmer for 10-15 minutes until tender.

  7. Remove the leeks from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on a serving dish.

  8. Boil the remaining liquid to reduce to about 150ml.

  9. Pour the liquid over the leeks, removing the herbs and spices it preferred, and leave to cool.

  10. Ready to serve.

Serves 4

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