Recent Examples of leek from the Web
Several vegetables and herbs can be planted, including beets, cabbage, carrots, celery, collard, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce and mustard greens.
Cook squash, leeks, and thyme, stirring occasionally until squash is tender, 10–12 minutes.
Don’s delicately grilled coquilles Saint-Jacques (scallops) were served on a bed of crème de poireaux (leeks), while Petie’s cannelloni aux légumes (vegetable cannelloni) was surprisingly rich and bursting with flavor.
That may sound strange, but the leeks turn sweet when baked, and the drizzling of honey and crumblings of goat cheese make for a glorious finish.
Add brussels sprouts and cook until leeks are completely soft.
Add carrots, celery, onion, leek, and shallot
Add onion, leek and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until very tender (but not brown), 10 to 12 minutes.
In a large pan, saute leeks in a bit of olive oil until soft.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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