Leeks with Cream and Mint

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Appears in

Roast Chicken & Other Stories

By Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Bareham

Published 1994

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This could either make a simple first course or a light lunch dish to be eaten with some brown bread. This sort of dish is what marrying flavours is all about.


  • 450 ml/¾ pint whipping cream
  • 8 leeks, about thumb thickness, trimmed, washed and cut diagonally into 1-cm/½-inch s


Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5. Bring the cream to the boil and simmer to reduce by one third. Cook the leeks in fiercely boiling salted water for 3