It's OK to have a leek. In fact, we encourage it. This health-enhancing dish gets great marks not just for its nutritional properties, but for its titillating taste as well.
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24 baby leeks 3/4 cup chopped onion 1 clove garlic, chopped 3/4 cup dry white wine 3/4 cup vegetable broth 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced 2 Roma tomatoes, cored, seeded, and chopped 8 to 10 parsley springs Thin strands of lemon peel Salt and fresh-ground pepper
Trim off and discard leek roots and tops, making each leek 6 inches long. Rinse well. In a 12-inch nonstick frying pan, combine onion and garlic. Stir over medium-high heat until onion is limp, 4 to 5 minutes. Add wine, broth, lemon slices, tomatoes, and parsley to pan. Lay leeks in pan. Cover and bring to boiling over high heat. Turn heat to low and simmer until leeks are tender when pierced, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer leeks to a shallow rimmed dish. Discard lemon slices and parsley. Boil tomato mixture over high heat until reduced to about 1 cup, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce across center of leeks. Garnish with lemon peel and season to taste with salt and pepper and serve warm.
Ready in 25 min
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