Drunken Leeks is an interesting, aromatic, and delectable side dish—combining wine with leeks—an ancient tradition in the British Isles. Wonderful.

Drunken Leeks

Drunken Leeks
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Serves: 3 to 4
  • 6 small leeks, trimmed and washed (up to 8)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 Cup red wine
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 dash salt
  • black pepper
  1. Melt the butter and cook the leeks and garlic for 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the red wine and some salt and mix well.
  2. Cover and cook for 15 more minutes or until leeks are tender.
  3. Place the leeks on a serving dish and reduce the liquid left in the pan for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar and pepper to taste.
  4. Pour over the leeks and garnish with parsley.
* Leeks in a zesty red wine sauce.

This recipe is from Bert Greene's "Greene On Greens."

It can be served either hot or cold.

Difficulty: easy.

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