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Take a Leek... and do what with it?

 
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject: Take a Leek... and do what with it? Reply with quote

So I bought 2 lbs. of leeks and cleaned then and sliced fine in the Cuisinart.
I steamed them for a couple minutes in the pressure cooker.

I took the result and pureed it.

Now I have a fine mess. What have I gotten myself into?




Anny suggestions for turning this into a meal?
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

split pea soup with hot dogs and a goodly dollop of the leeks.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's disgusting!

I suppose you'll want me to make smiles with a pastry tube of mustard? Little eyes made from pimentoes?
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>disgusting
the split pea soup?

I've never pureed a batch of leeks - a fine dice for potato leek soup - but I also add bias sliced recognizable chunks of leek.

actually, pretty much any cream soup that isn't lily white could use the flavor boost from the leek puree - presuming you like the onion notes.
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you're right of course. I'll just add some diced potatoes, throw in some cumin and fry some fish (marinated in masala) to throw on top.

I had picture of one of Lilek's creations from the 60's whereby you'd lay out a weiner shaped like an octopus, add a smile made of mustard and a couple specks of pimento for eyes...

Pity it has to be vegetarian, or I think some bacon would add to the taste.
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Dilbert



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>vegetarian

here's a killer leek & cauliflower dish:

http://www.redbookmag.com/recipefinder/cauliflower-leek-parmesan-gratin-recipe

don't make the full qty - that was my first try oopsie . . .
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Jim Cooley



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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caulifower and Parmesan is a nice combination. I'll try that. Thanks!
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rubystarr



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This would be good to freeze in small batches, and use for stews and stocks Smile
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