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Potato Leek Soup

  Potato Leek Soup 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 large leeks, roughly chopped (make sure you rinse them well to remove any grit!) 4 medium-sized yukon gold potatoes, roughly chopped salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves…

Italian Sweet and Savory Squash Bowls

Italian Sweet and Savory Squash Bowls 2 small to medium acorn squash (the halves should be the size of a small bowl)   Filling: 16 ounces Italian turkey sausage (or any Italian sausage meat or meat substitute) 1-2 tablespoons…

Spicy Stir-Fried Beef with Leeks and Onions

Spicy Stir-Fried Beef with Leeks and Onions 1/2 pound flank steak, sliced into 1/8th inch slices across the grain 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoon sugar, divided 2 teaspoons soy sauce, divided …

Roast Chicken Breasts with Tomato, Corn, Arugula, Scallions and Avocado

Roast Chicken Breasts with Tomato, Corn, Arugula, Scallions and Avocado whole bone-in skin-on chicken breasts or 6 half breasts tablespoon olive oil Salt and black pepper Set the oven at 400 degrees. Generously sprinkle chicken…

Potato, Leek and Bacon Pizza

Potato, Leek and Bacon Pizza 1 (1 pound) frozen pizza dough ball, thawed and cut in half and rolled out to your desired thickness 2 leeks, rinsed thoroughly and thinly slice 4 small red potatoes, thinly sliced 5 slices thick-cut…

Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks

Scalloped Potatoes with Leeks 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish 2 leeks, trimmed, thinly sliced, and rinsed well (about 1 cup) 6 potatoes (2 1/2 pounds), peeled and thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt …

Apple, Leek and Butternut Squash Gratin

Apple, Leek and Butternut Squash Gratin 1-1/2 cups coarse fresh breadcrumbs (from an airy, crusty loaf like ciabatta) 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted Kosher salt 3 oz. (3/4 cup) grated sharp Cheddar 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 1/4…

Grilled Pizza with Pear, Prosciutto, Cheese and Caramelized Leeks and Onions

Grilled Pizza with Pear, Prosciutto, Cheese and Caramelized Leeks and Onions 1 Ready-made pizza crust/dough 2 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil 2 Large onions, Leeks (white parts), Or any combination of the two, peeled and thinly sliced ½…

Smothered Beans with Leeks and Collard Greens

Smothered Beans with Leeks and Collard Greens 1 cup dried Great Northern beans 1/4 cup dried pinto beans quart water tablespoons olive oil 2 cups thinly sliced leeks (about 2 large) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried…

Leek, Tomato and Mushroom Quiche

Leek, Tomato and Mushroom Quiche Two 9-inch ready-to-bake pie crusts 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 leek, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (white and light green parts only) 8 oz. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1/4 cup…

Leek Rings

Leek Rings 3 quarts oil ( peanut, vegetable, or canola) 12 ounces leeks, cleaned and trimmed of dark green parts 1 1/2 cups milk 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus additional for seasoning Preheat…

Grilled Leeks

Grilled Leeks 3 large leeks Juice from one lemon Salt and pepper to taste 1 small clove garlic About ¼ cup olive oil Big handful of fresh basil Dice up a handful of basil and mash (preferably using mortal & pestle, but…