Chardonnay Poached Leeks and Creme Fraiche Dressing

Recipe by French Tart
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the leeks thoroughly and trim of the very tough green tops and the woody base.
  • Make sure you have some of the green as well as the white of the leeks.
  • Cut the leeks into 1" diagonal slices.
  • Put into a large saucepan and add the Chardonnay or white wine.
  • Add the sugar and stir around.
  • Bring to the boil, without a lid.
  • Turn the heat right down, put the lid on and simmer very gently for about 5 to 10 minutes or until the leeks still hold their shape & colour, but are soft. (Cooking times vary on whether the slices are 1" or smaller/larger!).
  • Add the creme fraiche, pepper & salt and mix gently.
  • Serve with some chopped parsley as a garnish, making sure everyone gets some of the wine & cream sauce!
  • N.B. Grated lemon is also very nice as a finishing touch, especially if you are serving it with fish.
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