Leeks with lemongrass, citrus fruits and almond flakes

By happyxbelly
January 1, 2013
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Author Notes: This makes a great side dish. You've got the sweetness coming from both the leeks and the oranges, and the earthy nuttiness coming from the almonds. These mellow flavors are then contrasted beautifully with the sharp hints of the zests of lemons and mandarins, giving the dish more character :) happyxbelly

Serves: 2

  • 1 large leek, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemongrass stalk, lightly bashed
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 1 handful toasted almond flakes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • Olive oil, for drizzling at the end
  1. Heat some oil in a pan, add your garlic cloves and lemon grass and fry for a minute.
  2. Add the chopped leeks, juice and stock, cover with lid and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until tender.
  3. Add the zests of the citrus fruits and the almond flakes. Drizzle with some excellent extra virgin olive oil before serving.

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