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