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Braised Leeks

Cooked leeks make a light-but-satisfying side dish. White wine is used to deglaze the pan, but can be omitted.

Cooked leeks make a light-but-satisfying side dish. White wine is used to deglaze the pan, but can be omitted.

Servings
4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium leeks
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. white wine or rice vinegar

Preparation

1. Cut green tops from leeks, and trim ends without removing bottoms. Halve each leek, and rinse to remove grit.

2. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks cut-side down, and cook 3 minutes, or until browned. Turn leeks, and brown 3 minutes more.

3. Add wine, if using, and cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until most of wine has evaporated. Add broth, honey, and 1 cup water, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Partially cover, and simmer over medium-low heat 20 to 25 minutes, or until leeks are tender.

4. Whisk together vinegar and remaining 1 Tbs. olive oil in bowl. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

5. Transfer leeks and cooking liquid to casserole dish. Drizzle with vinegar mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.