My venture with leeks. I have been wanting to cook these guys for a while and finally I bought them at Whole Foods. They were calling me every week to go for it and just try out a new ingredient.
Strangely, the idea of cooking leeks started decades ago. I was watching a movie and the character said, "Leeks! That's what you need. Leeks!" He was so adamant and dynamic about his enthusiasm that this pretty green vegetable took on a lore for me.
Finally it was time. I looked up dozens of recipes and created a hybrid. Chopping off the roots of the leeks I left the rest intact and dunked them in boiling water for about 15 minutes, until soft. While I was waiting, I created the most scrumptious marinade (see below). And wow... just divine. Everything i could have hoped for -- the leeks were packed with taste and the marinade was delicioso!
RECIPE: I began here: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/leeks-in-vinaigrette
However, I didn't have a lot of the ingredients so here's my hybrid: Splash Kosher Salt, 1/4 cup chopped white onion, 1/2 garlic clove chopped, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tsp yellow mustard, 1/2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 tsp brown sugar, bit of black paper.