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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aargersi
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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Panfusine
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...

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fiveandspice
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.

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pierino
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.

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ChefJune
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.

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Summer of Eggplant
Summer of Eggplant 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.

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There'sAlwaysPie
There'sAlwaysPie July 14, 2011

Thanks for all the great ideas!

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Midge
Midge July 14, 2011

I'll just add that the leek, lemon, and feta quiche above is really delicious!

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Sam1148
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.

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Sam1148
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/

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