Poireaux vinaigrette, a Parisian café classic
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Swap for your own personal vinaigrette. Mine is a traditional one which I love to alter whenever I feel like it :)
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: French
  • - 3 leeks or any number, according to how many guest you have (1 leek = 1 guest)
  • - salt and pepper (freshly cracked)
  • - red wine vinegar
  • - tomato sauce (Ketchup)
  • - Dijon or seeded mustard
  • - olive oil
  • - optional: fresh herbs such as lemon thyme and chives.
  1. Cut the tough part of the leeks and discard. I cut 15cm cylinders.
  2. Clean them by cutting a 3 cm cross at each section, and clean that part. There is nothing worse than crispy, soily leeks...
  3. Place the leek bits in a pot and cover with boiling water. Boil until soft. You can also steam them for 10 to 20 mins.
  4. Make the vinaigrette by putting all the ingredients in a glass (preserve such as Bonne Maman jam jar) and put the lid on. Shake well.
  5. Place 2 to 3 leek cylinder in each plate and pour vinaigrette on top.
  6. Sprinkle herbs if you like. Serve either cold or warm.
Recipe by The Flo Show.com at http://www.thefloshow.com/poireaux-vinaigrette-parisian-cafe-classic/