Archive for the ‘Leek’ Category

Ham and Peas (Jamie Oliver)

October 2, 2013

Ham and Peas (Jamie Oliver)

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Roast Tomato and Leek Macaroni Cheese

October 2, 2013

Roast Tomato and Leek Macaroni Cheese

Lamb and Leek Parcels

October 2, 2013

Lamb and Leek Parcels

Baked Leeks and Chicory with Parma Ham

September 27, 2013

Baked Leeks and Chicory with Parma Ham

Chicken with fennel and leek (Nigel Slater)

September 24, 2013

chicken thighs, fennel, leeks, chicken or vegetable stock, lemon, parsley

Season 6 bone-in chicken thighs with salt and pepper, then brown them lightly in a shallow pan in a little oil and melted butter. Cut 2 medium-sized leeks into cork-sized lengths, wash thoroughly then add to the pan. Separate 2 fennel bulbs into layers then add them to the chicken and leeks and leave to soften for about 10 minutes, covering with a lid. Grate in the zest from a lemon and continue cooking for a minute or so.

Scatter over 2 tablespoons of flour, then cook for a few minutes before pouring in a litre of chicken or vegetable stock.

Bring to the boil, season, then lower the heat to a simmer and leave to cook for 35 minutes, covered with a lid, giving the occasional stir.

Finish the dish with the juice of the lemon and a handful of chopped parsley. We have leeks and fennel already, so just floury potatoes, steamed in their skins, to soak up the parsley-freckled chicken juices.

For 3. Familiar flavours. A meal to nourish.

Leek Potato and Stilton Omelette

September 23, 2013

Leek Potato and Stilton Omelette

Spaghetti carbonara (Angela Hartnett)

August 14, 2013

(serves 2)

250g dried spaghetti
3 tbsp olive oil
200g streaky bacon, in horizontal strips
1 small leek, washed and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
Pinch of dried chilli
100ml double cream
2 medium eggs
Sea salt and pepper
Handful of parmesan shavings
1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped

Add the spaghetti to a large pan of salted boiling water, stir after a minute, then cook as instructed on the packet.

Gently heat the oil in another large pan, add the bacon and cook it until it starts to colour. Add the leek and garlic and saute for about 5 minutes, without colour. Sprinkle in the dried chilli, remove the pan from the heat and leave to one side.

Beat the cream and eggs together with a fork.

When the pasta is ready, toss in a colander to remove excess water.

Put the bacon and vegetables back on a gentle heat, then add the pasta, eggs and cream. Remove from the stove and allow the residual heat to cook the eggs.

Season with salt and pepper and finish with the parsley and parmesan.

Golden Chicken Braised Greens and Potato Gratin (Jamie Oliver)

July 25, 2013

Golden Chicken Braised Greens and Potato Gratin (Jamie Oliver)

Cullen Skink with Mussels (Jamie Oliver)

July 25, 2013

Cullen Skink with Mussels (Jamie Oliver)

Cottage pie with Cheese Crusted Leeks (Delia Smith)

March 20, 2013

Cottage pie with Cheese Crusted Leeks (Delia Smith)