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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 231.9
  • Total Fat: 14.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 44.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Braised Leeks

Submitted by: KASLO7

Introduction

These are an excellent side dish with any meal, or you can make a lighter main course out of them if you add a chopped egg. These are an excellent side dish with any meal, or you can make a lighter main course out of them if you add a chopped egg.
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    4 Leeks, cleaned & trimmed with the green tops cut off
    2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tbsp Lemon Zest
    1/4 Cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth

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Directions

Cut leeks down the middle lengthwise, then wash under a running facet to remove any dirt that remains between the layers. Don't shake dry, just set them aside.

Heat 2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on a large saute or frying pan on medium heat. Add the leeks, stirring them occasionally until the leaves soften, about 5 - 7 minutes

Add Chicken Broth and Lemon Zest to pan and cover, simmering for about ten minutes.

Remove from heat and serve.

Makes 2 servings of 4 leek-halves each.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KASLO7.






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  • Started cooking the leeks, then went in search of ideas, so I started with 1 T butter, not oil. I also probably left more of the green on than indicated. I had 3 leeks and ate the entire amount! Great way to serve an out of the ordinary vegetable and nice enough for company. Thanks for the idea! - 5/30/10

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