Leeks

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TakinSexyBack
TakinSexyBack Posts: 300 Member
Does anyone have any good recipes using Leeks? I have some here and need to find something to do with them before they shrivel up and die!!!

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  • Grinb
    Grinb Posts: 123 Member
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    I use duct tape to fix my leeks!
  • tessa175
    tessa175 Posts: 170 Member
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    http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Mushroom-Potato-Soup
    I substitute heavy cream with half and half or butter milk if i have it,use ow sodium chickenbroth and use 2/3rds the amount of butter and leave the carrots out but its by far my best leek recipe.

    per serving:

    cals 257

    Carbs 36

    Fat 10

    Protien 8g

    Sodium 412

    Sugar 5
  • praxisproject
    praxisproject Posts: 154 Member
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    Cauliflower & Leek soup is pretty good.

    You can also use it in asian style stirfries.
  • sarahmoo12
    sarahmoo12 Posts: 756 Member
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    potato and leek soup ! yumyumyum :)
  • TakinSexyBack
    TakinSexyBack Posts: 300 Member
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    Thanks guys! And thanks for the recipe!!!
  • Slove009
    Slove009 Posts: 364 Member
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    Try roasting them! Beleive me, they are delicious just plain and roasted. Add a little garlic to it and it will be even better!
  • Crochetluvr
    Crochetluvr Posts: 3,143 Member
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    I use leeks in my crockpot recipes instead of onions...I like the flavor better.
  • Bookers23
    Bookers23 Posts: 187 Member
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    I make a leek/zucchini carpaccio that is amazing. Shave the two and arrange on a plate then douse in lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Let it marinate for a few hours in fridge and it's amazing!
  • spangey13
    spangey13 Posts: 294
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    You can also use them in a risotto in place of onions :-)
  • ClementineGeorg
    ClementineGeorg Posts: 505 Member
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    Check out recipies for French Leeks Soup. There are plenty. Normally it is filled also with cheese, but you can put less or choose low calory, low fat cheese. Personally I managed to make versions that ranged from 150 to 300 calories, in function of the quantities of butter and cheese added.

    In my country there is a side dish using leeks cooked in tomato sauce, with herbs and olives. It can be a full dish also, if you cook chicken with it. And it is very light.

    I like also quickly boiled leeks tubes filed with liver paste.

    Any vegetable dish works fine with leeks. Like rice with veggies (leeks, tomatoes, zuchinies, eggplant, some olives).
  • sweetbeckymarie
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    http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/braised-leeks-mushrooms-10000000222296/

    ^ Hands down the most amazing leeks recipe I have ever tasted. I used vegetable broth instead, to make it vegetarian but you cannot go wrong with this. The flavor is so rich and absolutely superb.

    Andd this is the second best leek recipe I've ever had:

    http://wholelivingdaily.wholeliving.com/2011/10/meatless-monday-lemony-leeks-with-chickpeas-and-feta.html

    The lemon juice adds a huge boost of flavor, though the dish may seem a bit too summery right now. It's delicious served cold or heated up.