Beat winter with these heartwarming Leek recipes
Fresh produce is the highlight of the Okanagan region and just because it’s the winter, doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of local goods to go around. This month we are highlighting the sister of the onion:
One of the Allium vegetables, Leeks have a variety of health benefits and that’s why we are giving you a selection of recipes that highlight the delicate flavor of this underrated vegetable. They’ll get you through the winter months and might help prevent catching a cold or two!
- Parsnip, Apple and Leek Soup (Chatelaine):
Nothing beats a homemade soup in the Winter. Instead of making the typical Potato & Leek soup, why not try one of a different variety? All you need for this simple recipe is butter, leeks, parsnips, broth, potatoes, apples and herbs! Melt butter, cook everything until tender – then stick in a blender and voila, you’ve just made a marvelous meal. Check out the full ingredients list and method via chatelaine.com .
- Melting Leek and Goat’s Cheese Pastries (Olive Magazine):
Anyone who loves goat’s cheese, will really enjoy these tasty lunchtime pastries. Enjoy the combination of the mild leeks with the melted goat’s cheese, all on top of a thick puff pastry base! The key to the success of this recipe is it’s simplicity. For ingredient’s list and method, please visit olivemagazine.com .
- Leek Fritters (Serious Eats):
Inspired by the Jewish tradition of Potato latkes, these Leek fritters are to die for. Using a very small shopping list, these savory treats are perfect on their own, with apple chutney or as an accompaniment to a main meal. All you need to get started are leeks, eggs, olive oil and breadcrumbs! These really are best eaten on the day of cooking, so don’t leave them sitting out for too long. Check out seriouseats.com for the full ingredients list and method.
- Chicken and Leek Pie (Serious Eats):
What’s more comforting than a warm Chicken & Leek pie? This recipe suggests using puff pastry, which will make your pie topping light, crispy and golden! Another top tip to take away is to slow cook the chicken legs so that the meat is falling off the bone. This will help get a lovely juicy chicken filling. Check out the full ingredients list and method via seriouseats.com .
These recipes are perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon when it’s snowing outside – stock up on groceries, head to your cottage and cook away! For other recipe recommendations, please check out our related blog posts here. We love to see our guests getting creative in the kitchen – send us a photo on Facebook or shoot us a comment below so that we can see how you are spending your winter days!
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Written by Hannah Poaros