Demystified: Tough-to-Prep Veggies
Want to cook leeks, celeriac, or even cactus but don’t know where to start? Demystify those intimidating veggies with these simple how-to tips and recipe recommendations. By: Serena Ball, MS, RD
Spring leeks are prized for their sweet, delicate flavor; choose very slender stalks. To prepare, grab a pair of kitchen shears; snip off the roots, then trim the tops, leaving several inches of young green leaves. Next, cut leeks almost in two starting two inches above the base and up through the tops. Clean under a stream of water to rinse out grit. Small leeks are delicious grilled (pre-cook first in boiling water for about 4 minutes,) or simply place beneath beef, chicken, or fish as the meat roasts.
Recipe: Greek-Style Leeks
Video: How to Prepare Leeks