Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Another delicious-sounding vegetable side dish - slightly adapted - from Vicki Wild's 'Wild Sides: An A-Z of exceptional vegetable side dishes'.
- 75 g unsalted butter, chopped, plus
- 50 g unsalted butter, for the mustard cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 medium leeks, thoroughly washed and trimmed
- 2 cups chicken stock or 2 cups vegetable stock
- 2 medium golden shallots, finely chopped
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 cups thickened cream
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
- Spread the chopped butter and oil over the base of a roasting pan large enough to hold the leeks in one layer.
- Add the leeks and roast for 10 minutes.
- Remove the leeks from the oven and turn them over in the pan.
- Roast for a further 10 minutes.
- Remove the leeks from the oven and add the stock.
- Roast for another 10 minutes or until the leeks have started to brown slightly and the stock has reduced.
- Remove the leeks from the oven and keep warm on the serving dish by covering them with aluminium foil.
- MAKING THE MUSTARD CREAM: Melt the remaining 50g of butter in a small sauté pan over a medium heat.
- Add the shallots and sauté for 5 minutes or until softened.
- Increase the heat a little, add the wine and slowly bring to the boil.
- Simmer until the liquid has reduced by half.
- Stir in the cream and simmer gently until the sauce begins to thicken.
- Stir in the mustard.
- Add half the chives and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle the leeks with the mustard cream and garnish with the remaining chives.
This was amazing! I cooked too much and can't rememeber the last time that meant leaving the main to make sure to finish the side dish. Only change I made was I only had dried chives so used those during cooking and garnished with fresh flat leaved parsely.
I love leeks and the flavor from roasting them was wonderful. My roasting pan is large and the leeks fit nicely in one layer, I also used vegetable stock. Was not real sure what a good white wine was so I bought a cheaper dry wine and it worked nicely for the mustard cream. The golden brown of leeks and flavor, the mustard cream, and chives....a great combination!
DH loves leeks, so an easy winner of a recipe to serve up! Unfortunately I was a bit pushed for time so had to cut the leeks into slices and 'braise' them in a lidded saucepan, but I can imagine that they'd be great roasted and cooked as per instructions (and I'll allow myself the time next time I serve this). The sauce was lovely; a bit thinner than I was anticipating, but then I was in a hurry and rather generous with the wine!