All About Leeks
Leeks are related to onions and may be used in many of the same recipes where you might use onions. Learn all about leeks, including selection, storage, substitutions, measures, and cooking tips before trying one of the many leek recipes.
Absolute Best Passover Chicken Broth Recipe
You don't have to be Jewish or wait for Passover to make incredible homemade chicken stock. Plan on at least two hours for the flavor of the chicken to leach into the stock. Continue boiling another hour after straining to reduce to a richer stock. Save the skimmed chicken fat (schmaltz) for making matzo balls.
Artichoke Soup Recipe
Filled with onion, celery, parsnip, turnip, leek, wine, herbs, and pistachio nuts as well as artichokes for a hearty vegetable soup.
Austrian Cream Cheese Soup Recipe
Leeks and celery flavor this deliciously rich soup with a cream cheese and yogurt base. It is fast and easy to make.
Baby Artichokes Provencal Recipe
Baby artichokes are sauteed with carrots, leeks, garlic, and wine, then topped with mild cheese and olives. The dish is conveniently served at room temperature.
Baked Potato & Leek Soup with Cheddar & Bacon Recipe
Think of a loaded baked potato with butter, sour cream, onion, Cheddar cheese, and bacon. Now picture it as a creamy bowl of delicious soup. Yum! Potatos are used skin and all so be sure to scrub them well.
Beef Short Ribs with Ginger, Star Anise & Leeks Recipe
Beef short ribs are seared on top of the oven, covered with a fragrant sauce, then oven-braised to tender perfection. This dish is even better when made a day in advance.
Braised Oxtails with Mushrooms Recipe
Flavorful beef oxtails are braised in wine and chicken stock with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, and herbs. Plan ahead for this one so you can de-fat the dish before serving with noodles or mashed potatoes.
Braised Scrod with Leeks, Potatoes, Thyme, and Cream Recipe
Scrod cooked with leeks, thyme, and potatoes is served as a thick chunky soup. This dish is hearty enough for an entree. Cod, haddock, pollock, hake, halibut, or catfish may be used in place of the scrod.
Caramelized Leeks Over Noodles Recipe
You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy the rich flavor of carmelized leeks. This quick and simple dish is amazingly full of flavor.
Cheese & Artichoke Chowder Recipe
Jerusalem artichokes, also known as sunchokes, are the focus of this creamy soup filled with onion, carrot, milk, and Gruyere cheese.
Chicken & Apple Sausage Recipe
Chicken, leeks, apples, onions, and lemon make a deliciously lean and moist sausage. The instructions may look daunting, but this sausage is not difficult to make. If you cannot easily find sausage casings, try rolling the mixture in plastic wrap to poach. The mixture is also excellent for meatballs poached in broth.
Chicken Breast with Kiwifruit Recipe
Chicken breast is poached with leek and celery, and served on a bed of kiwifruit with a citrus sauce for a light entree.
Chicken Breasts in Champagne Sauce Recipe
Champagne, mushrooms, and cream make a creamy sauce for chicken breasts. Cooked stove-top in a skillet, you can have this on the table in under 30 minutes.
Chilled Broccoli and Olive Soup Recipe
Leeks, broccoli, and green olives form the basis of this cold, creamy soup. It is perfect for a warm day. Make this the day before so you can chill it overnight.
Colcannon Corned Beef Soup Recipe
This hearty soup combines corned beef, cabbage, apples, leeks, potatoes, spinach, and spices. It makes enough for a crowd.
County Cork Irish Stew Recipe
Loaded with lamb, potatoes, cabbage, onions, leeks, celery, and peas, this Irish stew makes for a classic hearty dinner. It will not be authentic, but you may substitute beef for the lamb.
Drunken Leeks Recipe
Leeks are sauteed in a wine and wine vinegar sauce flavored with garlic. The leeks become sweet and caramelized. This is a fast and easy side dish that is absolutely delicious. It is equally delicious using sweet onions instead of leeks.
Emeril's Boston Clam Chowder Recipe
Creamy Boston clam chowder is flavored with bacon, leeks, and onions. Potatoes add starch to round out the soup. This is a favorite from Chef Emeril Lagasse.
Fish Broth with Oysters and Saffron Recipe
Rich fish broth is made from fish bones and trimmings. Add oysters, clams, and vegetables for a hearty seafood soup. Saffron adds a sunburst of flavor and color.
French Winter Vegetable Soup Recipe
Thick and savory soup uses fresh vegetables available during the winter season such as gold potatoes, leeks, parsnips, turnips, and fennel. The soup will keep in the refrigerator up to 4 days.
Glamorgan (Welsh) Sausages Vegetarian Recipe
Bread, Cheddar cheese, egg, leeks, marjoram, and mustard make up these vegetarian sausages. They are coated in bread crumbs, then fried. The cooked sausages may be frozen and reheated in the oven.
Herbed Leg of Lamb Recipe
Leg of lamb is marinated with herbs and spices, then roasted on a bed of carrots and leeks. I prefer New Zealand lamb for its richer flavor, but milder American lamb will still turn out delicious. Leg of lamb should ideally be cooked to a medium-rare doneness. You may use this method on a larger leg of lamb, if you wish, extending roasting time accordingly.
Irish Boiled Dinner Recipe
Hearty Irish brisket is slow-cooked with cabbage, leeks, carrots, potatoes, and turnips. Beer gives depth and richness to the broth without lending any beer flavor.
James Beard's Irish Stew Recipe
Classic Irish stew is made here with lamb shoulder and neck, onions, garlic, leeks, and potatoes. It is rich and hearty. Proper Irish stew is made with lamb, however, beef may be substituted if you must. Plan ahead to make the lamb stock a day in advance.
Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Sage Croutons Recipe
Jerusalem artichokes, onion, fennel, leeks, and potatoes make a hearty soup flavored with bacon and garlic. The soup is pureed and then enriched with cream. Freshly-made sage croutons are a delightful finishing touch.
Lamb Sirloin with Lentils and Gratin Potatoes Recipe
Do not be dismayed at the long ingredients list. This lamb, lentil, and potato gourmet meal is very easy to make.
Leek and Cheese Matzoh Pie Recipe
Softened matzoh is used like a lasagna noodle with a leek, onion, and Gruyere cheese filling.
Leek and Mushroom Quiche Recipe
Savory leeks and mushrooms take the place of cheese in this quiche. If you are under time constraints, you may use frozen bread dough for the crust to save time.
Leek and Potato Fritters Recipe
Parmesan cheese adds tang, while leeks and garlic add flavor to easy potato fritters. If your diet permits, add some bacon (pork or turkey) for even more flavor. Serving size is 3 per person, but if you can hold yourself to 3, you are a better person than I am!
Lemony Chicken Soup with Spinach Recipe
Chicken soup with spinach, lemon juice, leeks, barley, carrots, and herbs is fast to make in the pressure cooker. Try the included variation for a Thai version with lemongrass and shrimp.
Lobster and Leek Tamales Recipe
Southwestern seafood tamales are served with a Chardonnay cream sauce and tomatillo salsa. Vary this recipe by substituting crab or shrimp for the lobster.
Lobster Ragout Recipe
This recipe uses some vegetables that are not normally consumed in a cooked form. Lobster, red potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, and endive make a delightfully different seafood dish.
Lobster Stock Recipe
This is a great way to get something tasty out of what is normally discarded. Lobster shells are often available for free or a very small charge from local fishmongers. This stock can be used in most recipes calling for fish stock or use it as a base for seafood soups or stews. Use the same method for shrimp or crab stock.
Mom's Oxtail Ragout Recipe
Oxtails are slow-simmered with potatoes, carrots, leeks, turnips, and parsnips for a hearty stew just like Mom used to make. You may wish to make the broth the day before so you can chill it to remove the fat. Beef short ribs may be substituted for the oxtails, if need be.
Mushroom and Leeks with Saffron Rice Recipe
The pressure cooker makes quick work of this mushroom, leek, and brown rice dish flavored with saffron and fennel.
Mutton Stew Recipe
Mutton is stewed with cabbage, rutabaga, carrot, leek, and ginger for a satisfyingly delicious meal.
Oxtail Consomme with Custard Royale Recipe
Oxtails are baked to release flavor, then boiled and strained into a rich consomme clear soup. A custard of eggs, thyme, and chives is baked, cut into squares, and floated as dumplings in the soup. This will take some time and attention, but the resulting dish is well worth it. You may make the consomme up to 3 days in advance.
Oxtails Stewed in Pasta Sauce Recipe
Hearty oxtails are cooked up quickly in the pressure cooker along with leeks, carrots, black olives, wine, and tomato pasta sauce. The potatoes are riced with Parmesan cheese and served with the beef stew mixture on top.
Oyster and Wild Mushroom Stew Recipe
Earthy mushrooms are a perfect match for oysters in this hearty stew with tomatoes, celery, leeks, and shallots.
Oyster Rice Stuffing Recipe
Classic oyster stuffing is updated here with rice, leeks, spinach, and herbs. Serve this as a side dish or use it to stuff cornish hens, chicken, duck, turkey, or fish.
Oysters on Creamed Leeks with Guinness Hollandaise Recipe
Updated and upscaled, this Irish version of oysters on the halfshell with Guinness beer hollandaise sauce is easy yet elegant. The caramelized creamed leeks are the icing on the cake.
Peppered Ahi Tuna with Oyster Mushrooms and Port Wine Recipe
Mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and port wine make a fabulous pan sauce for fresh tuna seasoned with crushed peppercorns.
Philadelphia Pepper Pot Soup Recipe
Tripe, veal, and vegetables combine to make a thick, hearty soup traditionally known as pepper pot. Do not be deterred by the list of ingredients. This soup is quite easy to make. It does require about 2-1/2 hours of slow simmering, so plan ahead.
Potato Onion Soup, Irish-Style Recipe
Hearty and filling, this potato soup gets flavor from onions and herbs. Bacon and chives are used as garnishes. Alternative suggested garnishes include chopped prawns or diced lobster.
Rosemary Leek Mashed Potatoes Recipe
This low-fat mashed potato recipe uses garlic, leeks, rosemary, and wine for flavor.
Rosy Seafood Sausage Recipe
Salmon, scallops, wine, tomatoes, and herbs are combined into a delicious seafood sausage. Plan ahead to allow 3 hours of refrigeration before cooking the sausages. Serve with Tomatoe Beurre Blanc Sauce as an appetizer or entree. This is easier to make than you might think.
Sauteed Cornish Hens with Olives Recipe
Cornish hens are cooked on the stove-top with olives, leeks, garlic, tomatoes, wine, saffron, and herbs. You might also like to try this method with chicken parts.
Seafood Soup Recipe
Fish, crawfish, and mussels with vegetables make a hearty seafood soup popular in New Orleans.
Sephardic Leek Soup (Sopa de Prasa) Recipe
Leeks are a symbolic food for Rosh Hashanah, but you will enjoy this leek and potato soup year-round. If you prefer a creamy soup, you may process in a food processor. It is delicious either way and may be served warm or cold.
Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine Recipe
Short ribs are slowly braised with wine and root vegetables for a hearty beef dish. It's not as complicated as it may appear and your time will be well worth it.
Short Ribs with Natural Gravy Recipe
These ribs cook up quickly with leeks, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, and herbs in the pressure cooker. The natural gravy is enriched with sour cream.
Shrimp & Scallop Stew Recipe
Hearty seafood stew with shrimp and scallops is slightly spicy with a Mediterranean flair.
Spaghetti Squash with Mediterranean Chicken Sauce Recipe
The rich and creamy sauce includes tomatoes, leeks, garlic, olives, bacon, wine, and Parmesan cheese and is served over spaghetti squash. If you don't like spaghetti squash, serve this incredibly tasty sauce over traditional pasta of your choice. Have all ingredients prepped and ready to go. The spaghetti squash may be cooked in advance and...
Spinach Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Add spinach, leeks, sour cream, buttermilk, and Parmesan cheese to Yukon Gold or Red Bliss mashed potatoes and you have a hit. This is a nice change from traditional mashed potatoes, and colorful, too. Using waxy potatoes like these will give more texture and flavor than the usual mashers, but you may substitute russet potatoes with equal success.
Split Pea Soup with Spareribs Recipe
Spareribs, celery, carrots, and leeks add great flavor to this split pea soup. The soup is slow-simmered for 3 to 4 hours so plan ahead.
Stringed Beef Brisket Recipe
A long bake in the oven makes brisket so tender that it falls apart. This is the Jewish version of shredded beef. Serve on its own, over noodles, or in a sandwich.
Summer Squash and Spinach Gratin with Ricotta Custard Recipe
Zucchini, squash, spinach, mushrooms, leeks, and ricotta cheese combine in this delicious gratin. This recipe specifies zucchini and crookneck squashes, but others may be substituted with equally satisfying results.
Sweet Potato & Leek Gratin Recipe
Creamed leeks and garlic are the perfect complement to sweet potatoes in this wholesome casserole. Currants or prunes and fresh thyme give added sweetness and depth.
Tagliatelle With Leeks And Shrimp Recipe
You may never find shrimp more perfectly cooked than in this recipe method. Leeks, shallots, and Pecorino Romano cheese add further flavor to the pasta.
Turkey, Ham, and Vegetable Hash Recipe
Turkey and ham liven up traditional potato hash. Leeks, onions, and bell peppers add additional flavor. Chicken may be substituted for the turkey if you do not have any leftovers. Serve with fried eggs on top or just as is.
Turkey, Leek, Broccoli Pie with Potato Crust Recipe
Full of cheese and eggs, along with vegetables and smoked turkey, this quiche recipe is filling enough to satisfy the heartiest appetite. Get the smoked turkey from the supermarket deli counter. Best of all, this casserole may be served warm or at room temperature.
Vichyssoise Recipe - Chilled Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
Julia Child has an easy version of classic French vichyssoise soup made with leeks and potatoes. This soup is traditionally served cold. Older potatoes are recommended because the longer they sit, the starch in the potatoes begins to turn to sugar. If you wish, you may use chicken stock instead of water for a richer flavor.
Yukon Gold and Leek Soup Recipe
Leeks and potatoes go together like peanut butter and jelly, and gold potatoes are perfect in this creamy, rich soup. Plan ahead. The soup must be refrigerated overnight. May be served chilled or hot.
Yukon Gold Potato Salad with Leeks Recipe
Creme fraiche, sherry vinegar, and chives make the dressing for potato salad with Yukon Gold potatoes and leeks.