Roast Pencil Leeks
I love this as a vegetable accompaniment but I should tell you it also works very well, at room temperature, with some dressing over it, as a starter. If you can’t find the baby leeks — though there seems to an alarming proliferation of baby vegetables these days — then simply substitute some fat scallions.
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
Make Ahead RecipeYes
One Pot MealYes
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party
Recipe Courseappetizer, side dish, vegetable
Dietary Considerationvegan, vegetarian
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and Texturelight, salty
Type of Dishvegetable
- 12 oz miniature leeks
- 3 tablespoons garlic-infused oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- juice of ½ lemon
Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Lay the leeks in a large, shallow baking dish or roasting pan, add the oil and salt, then roll the leeks about to coat well.
Cook in the blistering oven for about 15 minutes, by which time they should be bronzed in parts.
Decant to a serving dish, and spritz with lemon juice.
2007 Nigella Lawson