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Braised Leeks with Thyme

Braised Leeks with Thyme

serves 4 people as a side dish

6 small leeks

2tbs olive oil

50g butter

1/2 cup white wine

1 cup chicken stock

2 cloves garlic

1 bay leaf

6 springs thyme

salt and pepper

1. Cut the green top off the leeks (discard or add to make stock). Cut the top of each leek halfways down the stem and fan the layers. Rinse in cold water to remove any soil. Pat leeks dry with paper towel.

2. Heat oil and butter in a large frypan over med heat. Add leeks and cook, tossing for 2 mins. Add wine and cook for 1 min. Add stock, garlic, bay leaf and thyme. Stir to combine. Cover and simmer, turning once, over medium heat for 15 to 20mins until tender. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

LEEKS ARE A GREAT SOURCE OF DIETRY FIBRE WHICH HELPS PREVENT CONSIPATION. ALSO GOOD VIT C!