Braised Leeks

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Delicious with grilled chicken; the horseradish sauce brings out the flavor of the leeks

Ingredients

  • 6 medium leeks
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/4 cup horseradish sauce, (prepared, cream style)

Directions

  • Wash leeks thoroughly by soaking in cold water for 10 minutes. Rinse leeks and cut into 3-inch (8cm) pieces, using both the green and white parts. Run more cold water over the cut leeks to remove all dirt and grit.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch (30cm) skillet. Place leeks in skillet and cook, uncovered, turning occasionally for about 15 minutes. The leeks should turn slightly brown and tender.
  • Pour water into skillet and turn heat to low. Add salt and cover. Continue to simmer covered for 20 minutes, until leeks are tender.
  • Remove leeks from pan, and garnish with a Tbsp (18g) of the prepared horseradish sauce.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 118
  Calories from Fat 34 (29%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(3%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(15%)Sodium 366mg
(8%)Potassium 277mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(4%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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