Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe on an old newspaper archive from Portsmouth, NH. I am posting it for a menu for Australia Day/Waitangi Day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice 4 large leeks into 1/4 inch rounds(white part only).
  2. Saute leeks in 2 tablespoons butter in a until wilted.
  3. Add a cup of chicken broth and boil liquid down by half.
  4. Add cream, salt, and pepper and reduce until thick and perfect.
  5. Add a dash of cayenne and a few drops of lemon juice.


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What is St. David's Day dinner without leeks? I was searching for a new recipe and when I saw that two of Recipezaar's resident cooking goddesses, Kittencal and French Tart, both had given this recipe rave reviews, I knew it would be good! I followed the recipe exactly as written. Wonderful! Thanks, ColCadsMom!

llangrove March 01, 2009

I simply *love* this recipe, I increased the butter and also sauteed 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic in with the leeks, used fresh ground black pepper (lots of pepper!) my DH was lucky he got a little of this I ate almost the whole thing myself, so good, thank you for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz October 02, 2007

Very quick and tasty - made for ZWT3 and our lunch today! I did not cook these in broth however, and DH is not keen on cayenne pepper, so they were just creamed leeks - but as leeks are so sweet and fresh now, that was all to the good!

French Tart July 08, 2007

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