Do you like the piece of leeks in your dishes? You can do whatever with leeks. Leeks can be boiled, braised, fried, or roasted. They can be treated like onions, either sautéed in butter or olive oil or caramelized. When adding them to a recipe, you’ll typically want to add the leeks near the end of the cooking time. So, here is some leeks combination recipes that may help you!
Leek and Cheese Welsh Rarebit
A variation on that classic recipe brings this traditional favorite bang up to date using leeks and different cheeses. Welsh goats’ cheeses come in a variety of guises, from creamy through to quite firm and mature. For this dish, choose a mild, creamy one without a crust so it will easily melt into the sauce.
Chicken, Leek, Prune and Caerphilly Cheese Pie
Pie, what better vehicle is there for leeks and there are many classical versions out there. Here there is a wonderful combination of tasty ingredients all packed together in an easy to make chicken, leek, prune, and Caerphilly pie. The prunes bring sweetness and added texture to the pie and combined with the other ingredients are a sure-fire winner. A perfect way to show off leeks.
Easy Leek and Dolcelatte Cheese Tart
This combination of luscious cheese with leeks is a match made in heaven, and if you haven’t tried it, you really must. You are going to be pleasantly surprised. Add to that, herbs, eggs, and a little cream and milk, and away you go. The leek and dolcelatte cheese tart is fine on its own, warm (not hot) from the oven, and is also perfect with a salad, new potatoes, perhaps a dish of coleslaw.
Classic Cheese and Leek Souffle
If like many, you freak at the thought of making a soufflé, then you are in the right place. Making a classic soufflé is not as many would have you believe, difficult. Here leeks meet cheese in what is considered a real classic of the British kitchen, once tried it will become a firm favorite.
Welsh Leek and Stilton Soup
An excellent alternative to a traditional leek and potato, this is a delicious thick soup with a real punch of Stilton. Strong-flavored cheese to the soup adds a real depth and flavor that you will possibly find any additional seasoning unnecessary, An innovative way to beat the winter blues. Just serve with fresh, granary bread and butter and you will discover you have a meal right there in the bowl, not much else needed after that.
Smoked Haddock and Leek Chowder
Smoked Haddock chowder is based on the famous dish of Cullen Skink a hearty soup and traditionally made with Finnan haddock (smoked haddock), potatoes, and onions. The version has added vegetables of leeks, carrots, spinach, and sweet corn, making it hearty, quite healthy, and filling; so filling it can be a meal in itself.
They’re great in various recipes and combine with chicken or ham. Particularly tasty for recipes that include cheese and cream. You’ll often find them paired with cauliflower and cabbage as well as basil, parsley, sage, and thyme. Leeks are also a key component in bouquet garni, which is used to flavor stocks, soups, and sauces.