Leeks are alliums, so they’re related to garlic, chives, shallots, and onions. Tasting them, you can really tell! They have a sweet, oniony flavor that adds depth to soups, stews, pastas, and more!
We use them as we do onions and shallots, lightly saute in butter to build flavor at the start of a recipe. However, because they’re milder than most other alliums, we also like to enjoy them on their own! Grilled or roasted, they make a surprising, delicious side dish.
500g locally grown Ayrshire leeks