Winter vegetable recipes: stop bloating
Article in images

Leek facts: advice for cooking with leeks

 

How to cook leek

With two colors and two textures, leeks are pretty special vegetables. The green part is full of fiber, while the white part is a lot more tender.

Nutritional facts
Leeks are good diuretics so they're recommended during "detox" periods. With 27 kcal/100g, they're rich in fiber, Vitamin C and minerals. To get the most out of them, eat the white and the green parts because they don't contain the same nutrients.

Preparation tips
- Braise the leek whites slowly over a low heat so as not to use excessive amounts of butter, or steam them to prevent the loss of vitamins and minerals in the water.

- The green parts need more cooking but when blanched, they are perfect for cooking fish "'en papillote" (food which is folded into a pouch or parcel and then baked).

- The green parts can also be used in leek coulis.

What does it go well with?
In a leek fondue, add a few lemon zests, crème fraîche and white wine. In a risotto, it's wonderful with parmesan.

It's classic but infallible with white meat and white fish. Try it in lasagne along with salmon. And as for cheese, leek goes well with goat's cheese and reblochon.




  
  


Editor
12/20/2010
Rank this page: 

another free recipe every day
 

More recipes :

    Don't miss...
    2nd episode: Marie shows you how to enjoy spending time with your little monsters while taking care of yourself...What can you do with a pineapple that will give you a total body workout?
    Tone your bum with Ewa!Celebrity silver foxes: hot men with gray hair
    Latest… 23/04/2013
    Guides
    Videos
    Calories in fruits
    Growing tomatoes
    Superfoods
    American pancake recipe | how to make American pancakes
    See all guides
    Phil Vickery’s ultimate Christmas Fudge recipe
    See all videos