A member of the Allium family, related to onions and garlic, the leek has a wonderful mild oniony tang perfect for giving your dishes a subtle edge in selected leek recipes.
With spring on its way leeks are young, tender and inexpensive and can be used for so much more than just leek and potato soup.
Try buying leeks whole and intact and using the tender white and light green for the best flavour profile.
Not only do leeks stand up well on their own they have great nutritional credenitals. An excellent source of Vitamin A and K, magnese, vitabmin B and flavonoid kaempferol they all help maintain a healthy body.
Welcome the spring with these four delicious leek recipes.
Mix leeks into this tasty Irish recipe for mashed potatoes and impart a wonderfully delicate flavour matching perfectly with the potatoes.
Instead of potato and leek soup try this easy pea and leek recipe using creamed peas and leek topped off with crunchy croutons.
Fancy trying something more technical? Try these charred leeks and white asparagus from the famous London-based chef Nuno Mendes.
Looking for new breakfast or brunch ideas? Try this delicous buckwheat flour pancake recipe filled with bacon and leeks.