Monday, November 14, 2011

Recipe: Braised Leeks and Peas

This is a nice little side dish- tasty, sweet, moist, and full of vitamins and minerals. We had this on the side of chicken and mushroom pies and it worked really well. A really nice dish to show off the flavour of home grown leeks.

Braised Leeks and Peas (serves 4 as a side dish) 71p per portion

40g butter
30ml extra virgin olive oil
4 large leeks or 6 medium leeks
450g frozen peas
2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
250ml vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
2 spring onions, finely sliced

1. Sautee the leeks in the olive oil and butter on a medium heat, for 10 minutes covered, stirring occasionally. Cook a further 5 minutes, uncovered.
2. Add the peas, parsley and stock, and cook on a high heat for 5 minutes. Season to taste, garnish with the sliced spring onions, serve!

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