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Roasted baby leeks with thyme

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Roasted baby leeks with thyme

Serves 4
Cooks In20 minutes
DifficultySuper easy
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    74
    4%
  • Fat
    5.5g
    8%
  • Saturates
    0.8g
    4%
  • Protein
    1.8g
    4%
  • Carbs
    3.2g
    1%
  • Sugar
    2.3g
    3%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    74
    4%
  • Fat
    5.5g
    8%
  • Saturates
    0.8g
    4%
  • Protein
    1.8g
    4%
  • Carbs
    3.2g
    1%
  • Sugar
    2.3g
    3%

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 20 baby leeks
  • olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic , peeled and sliced
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Method

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. I like to serve 4 or 5 baby leeks per person, depending on their size. Lightly trim both ends and peel back the first or second layer of leaves and discard. Drop the leeks in a pan of boiling salted water for 2 to 3 minutes to soften - this is called blanching. Drain them well (if there's too much water in them they won't roast properly) and toss in a bowl with a good lug of olive oil, a splash of red wine vinegar, the chopped thyme leaves and the garlic. Arrange the leeks in one layer in a baking tray or earthenware dish and roast in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes until golden and almost caramelized. Keep your eye on them - I've seen many chefs burn baby leeks when cooking them this way and it drives me mad!

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