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SLOW-COOKED LEMONY LEEKS

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Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 large leeks, white part only
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh parsley

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Preparation

Step 1

1. Slice leeks in half lengthwise and clean well under cold running water. Cut leek halves into 1-1/2" (3.5 cm) pieces.
2. Heat olive oil in a large, wide skillet over medium heat. Place leeks, cut sides up, in skillet, and fry for 1 to 2 minutes or until just tinged with gold. Flip leeks over and continue to fry for an additional minute.
3. Add wine, lemon juice and stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until leeks are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife.
4. Remove lid, increase heat and boil until remaining liquid has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve leeks in their own "gravy" and garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 4 as a side dish

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