Lemon & Thyme Braised Leeks Recipe | Abel & Cole

Lemon & Thyme Braised Leeks

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Serves2 people
Vegans Gluten-free diets

A pinch of fresh thyme and a squeeze of lemon juice give these sweet, garlicky leeks a fragrant, zingy kick.

Ingredients

  • 1 large leek
  • 1 garlic clove
  • A handful of thyme, leaves only
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 lemon
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Method

1. Trim the root and top 3cm off the leek and halve it lengthways. Rinse out any grit under a cold tap, then slice the leek into thin strips.
2. Peel and crush or finely chop the garlic. Pick the thyme leaves off their sprigs.
3. Pour 1 tbsp olive oil into a pan and warm it to a medium-low heat. Add the garlic and thyme leaves to the pan and cook for 1 min.
4. Stir in the leek and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Pop a lid on the pan and cook gently for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally, till the leek is soft and sweet.
5. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan and stir to mix. Serve straight away.
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