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Jan 23, 2011 09:38 AM

Got Leeks

It's not a question... It's a plea.

I got some beautiful leeks in my CSA basket and I'm looking for some new ideas.

Here are my parameters:

No Potato Leek dishes or soups.
A main dish, not a side.

That's about it.

Thanks in advance.

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  1. I made a delicious vegetarian cassoulet from smittenkitchen last night that includes leeks...

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    1. re: janeh

      I actually have everything for that recipe in the house right now.

      I think that's dinner!

    2. I have made this dish for years. Always a hit and about as simple as you can get

      Jfood's Sole with Leeks and Tomatoes adapted from Bon Appétit, May 2001

      Yield: Makes 4 servings

      4 5- to 6-ounce sole fillets

      3 tablespoons olive oil
      1 3/4 cups sliced leeks (white parts only; from 2 medium)
      2 large garlic cloves, chopped
      1 teaspoon dried thyme
      1 bay leaf
      1 cup canned vegetable broth
      1/2 cup dry white wine
      1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice

      1. Heat the olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
      2. Add leeks, garlic, thyme, and bay leaf. Sauté until leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.
      3. Add vegetable broth and wine; boil 5 minutes.
      4. Add tomatoes with juices. Boil until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper.
      5. Fold each fillet in half and add to pan. Carefully push to the bottom of the pan and cover with sauce so all of the fish is covered.
      6. Simmer for 6 minutes

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      1. re: jfood

        That sounds really nice. If I end up out and about today I may pick up some sole.

        1. re: jfood

          This sounds good. I am going have to make this.

        2. Can you get your hands on some sausages, pref. Taiwanese sausages but chorizo would work as well. Slice the sausage and leeks and sautee them (or stir fry in a wok) with some garlic, white wine, white pepper and salt.

          Or incorporate them into an omelet for breakfast.

            1. Chicken and Leek Pot Pie with Chestnut and Sage Crust - just do the usual chicken pot pie but use a lot of leeks. Crush some chestnuts (vacuum-packed are also good) and place with fresh sage leaves in between layers of pastry before baking. Delicious.