Braised baby leeks

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Tender vegetables are braised with chicken stock and thyme for a healthy, low-fat side dish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal75
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre5g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 280g baby leeks
    Leeks

    Leek

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    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • knob of butter
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 500ml chicken stock
  • handful thyme sprigs, plus extra leaves to serve

Method

  1. Wash and trim the ends and roots of the baby leeks. Heat a knob of butter in a large frying pan, and add the leeks. Roll them around to coat them in the butter.

  2. Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer and add the thyme. Cook for 20 mins or until tender. Serve with a sprinkling of thyme leaves.

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Comments (1)

Minoo's picture
1.25

This recipe was ok but I felt that for the expense of baby leeks they didn't taste any different from normal leeks and that the braising method left them a bit limp.

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