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Looking for a recipe for leeks cooked in strong British mustard

Discerning1 Jul 11, 2010 12:36 PM

I was served a delicious hot side dish on, of all things, a Virgin Atlantic flight from the UK to SF. It had chopped leeks and was cooked in a strong British mustard.

I've searched the internet and can't find a recipe. Anyone have an idea of how it was prepared?

Leeks seem to be a popular British veg.

  1. h
    Harters Jul 12, 2010 03:36 PM

    Leeks are, indeed, very popular here as they grow well here - and, as already pointed out, a good way to serve them is in a mustard & cheese sauce (or simply mustard flavoured bechamel).

    Here's a simple main course version that I like:

    http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/533962

    1. Ernie Diamond Jul 12, 2010 07:55 AM

      There was a piece in the times a few years ago about braised leeks with a strong Dijon vinaigrette. I can't find the exact article and I know that the below link is not exactly it but it seems close. Try it and swap English mustard for the Dijon.

      http://events.nytimes.com/recipes/517...

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      1. re: Ernie Diamond
        hotoynoodle Jul 12, 2010 11:13 AM

        i do this, but with rice vinegar.

      2. t
        toveggiegirl Jul 11, 2010 03:46 PM

        Did there seem to be cheese in the sauce? Here is a BBC Food recipe for:
        Leeks with three mustard and cheese sauce http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lee...

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