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Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!

Poireaux Vinaigrette

Another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
Course Lunch, Starter
Cuisine French
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 183 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 small fresh leeks
  • 1 tsp strong mustard
  • 2 tbsp good quality olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh dill or chives, chopped finely
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Trim and clean the leeks. Rinse them well under cold running tap water.
  2. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  3. We are going to steam the leeks. I used a pasta pan, placed the leeks on the bottom of the pasta basket and added about and inch (2,5 cm) of water to the pan.
  4. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  5. Bring the water to a good boil over medium-high heat and steam the leeks for about 30 minutes until extremely soft.
  6. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  7. You can also prepare them in a steam basket or steam oven. If you are not in the possibility to steam anything in your kitchen, you can always boil the leeks. That however will reduce the flavor a little though. That’s why I prefer to steam them for this recipe. Remove the leeks and let them chill and cool down at room temperature for a couple of minutes. In the meantime we are going to make a simple vinaigrette. Pour the white wine vinegar in a small cup and add the strong mustard.
  8. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  9. Stir a little. Then add the olive oil little by little.
  10. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  11. Then add the freshly chopped dill or chives. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  12. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!
  13. Stir and check the seasoning. Add extra vinegar, mustard or pepper to taste if necessary. Slice the cooled leeks lengthwise in half and place them on a clean serving dish. Drizzle with the vinaigrette. Serve at room temperature.
  14. Poireaux Vinaigrette: another example of classic French cuisine. Super soft steamed leeks drizzled with a tangy vinaigrette!