Leeks Braised in Cream With Garlic and Lemon

Recipe by Ms B.
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Trim leeks about 2 inches beyond the point where the leaves start to darken.
  • Trim the root end and cut the leeks in half length-wise and then crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Place the leek pieces in a large bowl filled with cold water and rinse thoroughly.
  • Lift the leeks out of the water (the soil will have sunk to the bottom) and into a colander to drain.
  • Melt the butter in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the leeks and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks start to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cream, broth and zest.
  • Cover and simmer until the leeks are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and cook until the braising liquid thickens, about 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
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