Starter Recipes > Leeks With A Rich Tomato Sauce

This recipe is part of the November 2008 Recipes Menu

Starter - Leeks With A Rich Tomato Sauce
Main Course - Lasagne Verde Al Forno
Dessert - Lemon Drizzle Cake

How to make Leeks With A Rich Tomato Sauce:
This is an easy, fresh-tasting starter which can be served hot or cold. Eat it with fresh, crusty bread and a little extra olive oil and lemon juice.


Leeks With A Rich Tomato Sauce
2lb of small tender leeks trimmed, washed and sliced
3/4lb tomatoes skinned and chopped
4 tablespoonfuls of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic peeled and crushed
salt and black pepper
1 tablespoonful chopped parsley
a little lemon juice
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- Heat the oil in a deep frying pan.
- Add the leeks keeping the slices whole and separate.
- Fry very gently until the leeks are  soft and slightly browned.
- Season the leeks with the salt and pepper.
- Gently remove the leeks from the pan and put them on a warm plate.
- Put the tomatoes into the pan.
- Add the garlic.
- Cook gently until a rich sauce is formed.
- Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to sharpen the flavour.
- Serve the leeks with the tomato sauce.