Leeks a la Grecque

Total Time:
2 hr 55 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 hr 45 min

Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 pound leeks, white and pale green parts only, cut into 7-inch lengths
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh marjoram, or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup Calamata olives, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 -1/2 pound Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Minced fresh marjoram and oregano to taste
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make 2 lengthwise slits in leek and rinse it in a bowl of water. Arrange leeks in a gratin pan. In a sauce pan combine water, olive oil, marjoram, cinnamon, red wine vinegar, oregano and salt to taste. Bring liquid to a boil and simmer 10 minutes. Pour liquid over leeks to just cover. Arrange a piece of foil over dish and bake 35 minutes, or until tender. Transfer leeks to a serving plate. Reduce cooking liquid to 1/2 cup and strain over leeks. Chill, covered, 2 hours or overnight. Before serving, garnish with tomatoes, olives, cheese and fresh herbs.

  • Recommended Drink: Ouzo


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