Creamed Leeks

Try James Martin's creative way with leeks - softened with shallots and thyme, and baked with cream and grated cheddar
By James Martin
Creamed Leeks
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  • Serves: 8 as a side dish
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 40 g unsalted butter
  • 4 leeks, finely sliced
  • 8 shallots, chopped
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 150 ml white wine
  • 10 tbsp double cream
  • 250 g cheddar cheese, grated

Method

1. Melt the butter in a pan and gently fry the leeks, shallots and thyme for 5-10 minutes until softened. Pour in the white wine and leave to bubble away for 5 minutes.

2. Add the double cream, season and simmer gently for 5-6 minutes. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and leave to cool.

3. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

4. Cover the dish with the grated cheese and bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Serve hot.

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