Leeks Braised in Three Cheese Cream And TarragonPosted: Antti February 23rd, 2006 in categories Finland, Recipes, Veggie
OK, I know ya’ll are fed up with fish already… But no worries, the salmon is there only because I had to use it while the fillet was still fresh :) The real super star here is the leek! Yummylicious!
The credits of this recipe go to Molly at Orangette, albeit she has adopted her recipe from Fresh from the Farmers”? Market. I further changed the recipe by adding the three cheeses. Mmm, cheesy :P
Leeks Braised in Three Cheese Cream And Tarragon
(Serves 1-2 as a side, 140-280 kcal / serving)
1 big leek (about 500 g / 1 lbs)
1,2 dl (1/2 cups) cream
some emmental, gouda and cheddar
(in Finland, simply buy Valio three cheese cream ;)
1,2 dl chicken broth
1/2 tsp dried tarragon
salt, pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 190 C (375 F). Cut off the dark green tops of the leek and trim off the roots, halve the leek lenghtwise and rinse thoroughly. Place in a long baking dish.
Mix the cream, chicken broth and tarragon. Grate a little bit of each cheese and mix with the sauce. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour the cream mixture over the leeks and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove the dish from the oven, turn the leeks over and bake another 45 minutes, until the leeks are golden brown.
6 Responses to “Leeks Braised in Three Cheese Cream And Tarragon”
Oh well. Just when I’ve given up on the idea of making a delicious mushroom tart with three different cheese, then you post a recipe and fab picture of leeks braised in three cheese cream! I feel so very much deprived now…
Sorry Pille, that was completely unintentional :) I obviously read your nutrition-nazi posting, but somehow missed the connection with your abandoned mushroom tart project. And believe or not, I’m on a (serious) diet, and those leeks were in line with that :P
“in Finland, simply buy Valio three cheese cream”
Have you actually tried that? I’ve been interested but somewhat sceptical; the stuff sounds almost too good to be true, both light and cheesy ;)…
Pagisija: Yes, I used that for those leeks in the picture. I really liked the taste of the finished dish: the cheese aroma wasn’t overpovering, but rather subtle. I’d say it was better than it would’ve been with regular unflavored cream.
A diet that involves cream cheese … I like …
MM, hehe, I like that too ;) It’s not what you eat, but how much you eat it… But to be honest, all my recipes (don’t even look at Anna’s ;) are really low fat and low calorie if you give them a closer look… Lotsa veggies too. Mmm, me likey veggies!