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Never let those leek tops go to waste again, make this Leek oil! Drizzle over soups, stews, bread, or roasted veggies. #leekoil

Leek Oil


Description

Never let those leek tops go to waste again, make this Leek oil! A fragrant flavorful oil to drizzle over soups, stews, bread, or roasted veggies.


Ingredients

  • 4 cups boiling salted water
  • 1 1/22 cup leeks tops, sliced
  • 1 cup light olive oil (or other mildly flavored oil, not bitter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Bring 4 cups of water with 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Once boiling add the leek tops and simmer for 90 seconds, or vibrant green and tender.
  3. Strain and run under cold water for 30 seconds. Blot the leeks dry with paper towels.
  4. Place leeks and salt in a blender with 1 cup oil. Blend until fairly smooth (but not overly smooth- see photo), scraping down the sides and blending again.
  5. At this point, you can strain, but or for extra flavor let this sit for several hours (on the counter, covered) or overnight (refrigerated) for the most robust flavor.
  6. Strain, pressing it down with the back of a spoon, store in a sealed jar or bottle in the fridge for up to 10 days.
  7. This can also be frozen.

Notes

The oil will be most flavorful if you wait 12- 24 hours before straining.

Blending it too smooth will make it more difficult to strain. So blend, but you still want to see small particles.

Make sure your oil is not bitter or overly flavored. A lighter style olive oil or grapeseed oil works best here.

The leftover, strained leek paste can be used to flavor soups and stews, or slathered on bread.

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