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Recipe for Greek Style Leeks

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This recipe for leeks is so common throughout Greece that the dish is called “Klassika Prassa”, or leeks prepared in the “classic” way. It is made when leeks are at their freshest and in season.

Greek Style Leeks (Klassika Prassa) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon crushed coriander seeds
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 1-inch thick leeks, washed, trimmed, and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons Greek honey
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons fresh, chopped parsley

How to Prepare Greek Leeks:

Pour the olive oil into skillet and set the heat to medium. Let the oil warm for a minute and then add the coriander seeds. Let them cook for 1 minute and then add the bay leaves, peppers, and the leeks.

Toss the leeks to coat in the oil and then add the honey, vinegar, raisins, water, and salt.  Cover the skillet and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes until the leeks are soft.

** This recipe contains olive oil, which isn’t permitted during strict fasting. If you adhere to a strict fast, omit the olive oil and using nonstick cooking spray in a nonstick pan to sauté, instead.

PLEASE NOTE: Greek recipes can be slightly different based on a variety of reasons, such as the region of Greece that the recipe is being made in. If you have seen this Greek recipe made another way, please send us an email to greekboston@worldwidegreeks.com and we will evaluate your suggestion. Thanks!

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