Grilled Leeks

Grilled LeeksI will try and grill just about anything. I had never seen grilled leeks before, but found this recipe on the Food Network website, so I knew it could be done. I didn’t follow their method exactly, but they turned out good anyway! I was serving them with teriyaki beef, so I decided to go with some ginger and garlic. I’ve been in a fennel mood lately, so I threw in some fennel seed, too. Yum! I am not giving you exact amounts of ingredients, everything is to taste.

Grilled Leeks
Recipe type: Side
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  • Leeks-dark green leaves removed
  • Olive oil
  • Dried ginger
  • Garlic cloves (I used about one per leek.)
  • Fennel seed
  • Red wine vinegar
  1. Cut leeks in half lengthwise and rinse well. Pat dry. Brush olive oil on cut side of leek. Sprinkle cut side with ginger. Grill, cut side down, over medium heat, for 10 minutes.
  2. While leeks are grilling, Prepare a sheet of heavy aluminum foil by spraying with non stick cooking spray. Remove leeks from grill and place on prepared foil. Add garlic. Sprinkle with fennel and drizzle with vinegar. Wrap up the foil and return to grill, now on low heat, for 10-15 minutes, until softened.

I’m looking for unusual grilling suggestions. Any ideas? Comment if you do!

Happy eating!


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