What to do with leeks - that isn't soup...

I have 5 beautiful fresh leeks that I want to use for dinner tonight, but I do not want to make a soup. Any suggestions? Vegetarian options are very welcome!

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Sam1148 July 14, 2011
Ah, I should have just googled the words. Leeks Bone Marrow.

http://seattlefoodgeek.com/2011/06/sous-vide-lamb-with-caramelized-carrot-demi-glace-and-leek-marrow/
 
Sam1148 July 14, 2011
I saw a rather elegant presentation using leeks as a faux bone marrow plating.
The leeks where hollowed out. A 'marrow' was made with leek bits, onions, and mushroom caramelized to gell like. The leeks 'bone' was par-boiled and stuffed with the carmalized mixture and sauced with a mushroom/sherry reduction sauce.

If I find the pic I'll post here later.
 
Midge July 14, 2011
I'll just add that the leek, lemon, and feta quiche above is really delicious!
 
There'sAlwaysPie July 14, 2011
Thanks for all the great ideas!
 
Summer O. July 14, 2011
I cream them along with some fennel. Slice 2 leeks and one fennel bulb sautee in olive oil, add S+P and finish them with some cream at the end.
 
ChefJune July 14, 2011
I agree with Pierino. I love a leek and bacon pie for brunch, for a quick supper, made with Whole Foods organic whole wheat pie crusts.
 
pierino July 14, 2011
Sauteed leeks are excellent in quiche. If you don't want to make the pastry yourself you can cheat and use frozen pie crust.
 
fiveandspice July 14, 2011
Or caramelize them slowly in plenty of butter, then toss them with cooked pasta, toasted nuts of your choice (walnuts, pinenuts, almonds...) and a generous grating of fresh Parmesan.
 
Panfusine July 14, 2011
1. Saute the leeks lightly and add them to a simple daal & pair it with plain basmati rice.
2. Substitute the onions with the leeks in Saag paneer. Since the recipe does not call for the onions being browned, soft leeks add a mildly pleasant variation in flavor
http://www.food52.com/recipes/8650_saag_paneer
 
aargersi July 14, 2011
The recipes above look great! I like to use them in a warm salad dressing too with - ahem - bacon. Grilled leeks are pretty awesome as well.
 
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