Leeks Vinaigrette

Once again the need to use something that had been in my fridge for a while provided the basis for this week’s recipe. I don’t remember why I bought it precisely, but I bought a leek awhile ago and needed to do something with it, and I found a recipe for “Leeks Vinaigrette” in the French Market cookbook. Well, since I needed to use the leek, and miraculously had everything on hand (except mustard, I don’t like mustard and avoid it like the plague) I figured I should roll with it.

1 medium leek, halved and sliced lengthwise into ribbons
olive oil
1/2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 hard-boiled egg

Put the leeks, tossed with a little olive oil, in a smallish pan. Cover and steam for about 10 minutes, or until the leeks are limp but still have some crunch. While the leeks are cooking, mix the garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and a splash of olive oil together. When the leeks are done, toss them with the vinaigrette and let it sit for a few minutes. Once the leeks have marinated a little, stick them on a plate and sprinkle some parsley on top. Chop the hard boiled egg into little pieces and add that on top as well and serve.

leeks vinaigrette

Really good. It’s not spectacular, quite frankly it’s far to basic to be a wow of a dish. But it’s good and with a few slices of bread and cheese makes a lovely and fast meal. It’s a good – I made something cool and elegant-looking with few ingredients and work – dish (totally a thing). I had this with a Reisling, and I think it’d go pretty well with any number of white wines. Honestly, this felt more like a spring dish than a fall one from my perspective. Song of the Week: Habits as done by Postmodern Jukebox. This was insanely hard this week because I’ve basically be obsessively listening to Postmodern Jukebox and Sam Tsui all week and choosing between those two insanely difficult. But Habits won (watch and you will understand). But just go on YouTube and lose yourself in both of their channels.

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