I don’t know about everyone else, but I love leeks. I feel like they can get overlooked a lot, so I want to change that.
Not only are they delicious, but they are beautiful. I should have saved the tops to put in a vase for a center piece on the table. Darn! Next time.
Anyway, last night I decided to cook dinner up for my family. They all worked hard yesterday and I wanted them to come home to a warm house with delicious smells coming from the kitchen. (Who doesn’t love walking into a house like that?)
I flipped through a magazine my mom has called Eating Well. It is full of healthy recipes that all sound fairly easy. You should check out eatingwell.com for more recipes from past issues. Anyway, when I flipped to the page that featured “chicken with creamy braised leeks” I knew this is what I wanted to make. Braised leeks are SO tender and delicious I knew this recipe would be a home-run. So I began prepping.
Obviously no great recipe is complete without garlic. You should always have garlic handy in your kitchen. I use it everyday.
the recipe for Chicken with Creamy Braised Leeks is really easy and takes a total of 1 1/2 hours. But only 30 minutes of that time is actual active time. And if you are like me you need a few side dishes. I used the time the chicken and leeks were cooking to whip up some side dishes. Pureed carrots in cream and butter, and a lovely salad with pickled beets (from our wedding!)
This was an arugula salad with the beets and avocado. So good!
And the final plate.
The highlight of this meal for me was the leeks. They turned out SO well and I highly recommend trying this recipe.
Henry was jealous.