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Coriander Leeks

Coriander Leeks

Makes 4 Cups

1 Leek or 8 baby leeks (trimmed)
1 Tbsp coriander seeds (crushed)
1-2 Cloves garlic (crushed)
2 Tbsp White wine
3 Tbsp Passata – pureed tinned tomatoes
1 tsp Sugar
1 Bay leaf
½ tsp Dried thyme
1 tsp Chilli sauce
Salt & pepper
2 tsp Lemon juice and zest
½ Red pepper or red chilli (finely chopped)
¼ Cup fresh coriander

  • Wash leeks very well then slice large leeks into rounds
  • Put crushed seeds into a heavy based pan to toast
  • When fragrant add garlic and small amount of water
  • Sauté until garlic is soft
  • Add wine, passata, sugar, dried herbs and chilli sauce, salt and pepper
  • Bring to rapid boil – add 1 cup water and leeks and lemon zest
  • Turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes until soft
  • Add lemon juice, red pepper and coriander
  • Serve hot or cold



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