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Braised Leeks

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In an impulse I picked up a couple leeks over the weekend.

1- Clean the leeks.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/videos.htm

2- Place clean leaks in a CI skillet, pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil over each leek. Salt and pepper to taste.

3- Cover and cook at 350 for 60-90 minutes, or until desired tenderness has been achieved.

You will notice from the pictures these go wonderfully with chicken and shrimp.

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Ben that looks like a feast. I have never thought of braising them.

 

We use them in Ina's lentil soup. If you have not tried it then you really should. It is great with or without the Kielbasa.

It is worth hunting down the French lentils but the others work also. It never lasts at our house.

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lentil-sausage-soup-recipe.html

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Mmmmm.  I love leeks. You have to wash them carefully to get all the grit and sand out, but they're so good! 

 

Yes, you have to carefully wash them. I dont want anyone to break a tooth on my account.  I cut the leaks leighthwise, and soaked them in water.  after that I fanned the leaks out under running water.  

 

That is one fine looking cook, Ben, on all accounts.  I love cooking with leeks--great idea to kamado braise. :good:

 

thanks jack,  there was extra space and heat.  I had to be kamado efficient.  

 

Ben that looks like a feast. I have never thought of braising them.

 

We use them in Ina's lentil soup. If you have not tried it then you really should. It is great with or without the Kielbasa.

It is worth hunting down the French lentils but the others work also. It never lasts at our house.

 

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lentil-sausage-soup-recipe.html

ooh, now I am thinking about braising the leeks and kielbasa at the same time.  I bet that is some serious flavor!

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I am kinda confused.. Alot of the woods I turkey hunt up here the forest floor is littered with what everyone calls leeks.. Above the ground is a green leaf and beneath is a green onion type bulb.. I have eaten alot of the bulbs while hunting and it tastes pretty close to an onion.. What you have in that picture looks nothing like what we call leeks.  :?:

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Could they be ramps?  Ramps are wild leeks but very strong.

 

http://www.wildedible.com/wild-food-guide/ramps

 

 

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Thats them in our big mature hardwoods they basically form a carpet on the ground.. All you smell is onion in the woods.. Alot of folks pick them for cooking.. On place I hunt the amish actually dig them and sell them.. 

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