Stuffed Leek Triangles

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Introducing Stuffed Leek Triangles, a culinary creation that combines the robust flavors of the Middle East with the delicate texture of leeks. This dish is an exemplary showcase of how simple ingredients can be elevated into a dish that’s not only nourishing but also a feast for the eyes.

Tips:

  • Filling Balance: The key to a great filling is balance—each ingredient should complement the others without overpowering them.
  • Herb Harmony: Fresh herbs like parsley and mint add brightness to the dish, while the aromatic spices create depth.
  • Sauce Savor: The pomegranate and lemon sauce should have a tangy flavor to contrast the rich filling.

The Ingredients Lineup:

  • Leeks: The star of the dish, providing a soft wrap that absorbs the flavors of the filling.
  • Rice and Beans: These staples offer a hearty and satisfying base for the filling.
  • Aromatic Spice Blend: A carefully selected mix of spices imbues the filling with warmth and complexity.
  • Pomegranate Sauce: This sweet and sour sauce adds a vibrant note to the dish, bringing out the flavors of the filling.
Leeks

Preparing the Dish:

Begin with the rice and bean mixture, enriched with olive oil and lemon juice for a zesty kick. Freshly chopped herbs and a medley of spices turn the simple base into a fragrant filling.

Stuffed Leeks

Folding:

Boil the leek pieces in water for about 2-3 minutes until they are soft and pliable. Drain and cool them down.

Stuffed Leeks
Stuffed Leeks
Stuffed Leeks

Baking:

A slow bake in a pomegranate-laced sauce allows the flavors to meld beautifully, while a final burst of heat gives the leeks a slightly crispy edge.

Stuffed Leeks

Serving:

Offer these Stuffed Leek Triangles hot from the oven, with the sweet and tangy sauce spooned over the top. They’re a versatile dish that can adapt to any meal setting, adding a touch of elegance and a burst of flavor.

Stuffed Leeks
Stuffed Leeks

Stuffed Leek Triangles

These Stuffed Leek Triangles offer a unique and flavorful blend of rice, beans, and aromatic herbs wrapped in tender leek leaves, baked in a tangy pomegranate and lemon sauce. They make a delicious and visually appealing dish that’s both healthy and satisfying.
Servings 4
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking Dish
  • kitchen knife.

Ingredients
  

  • 5 leeks light part only, cleaned and cut into large pieces
  • 1 cup rice 200g
  • 1 cup cooked beans 200g
  • Handful chopped parsley and mint
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Seasoning black pepper, nutmeg, paprika, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, salt
  • 1/2 Juice of lemon

For the Sauce:

  • 2 cups 500 ml of water
  • 1/3 cup of pomegranate syrup
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Preparation: Preheat the oven to 180C/360F. Mix the filling ingredients, including the rice, beans, herbs, and spices, with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Leek Preparation: Boil the leek pieces in water for about 2-3 minutes until they are soft and pliable. Drain and cool them down. Prepare the leeks by slicing into large pieces and then fold them with the filling
  • Baking Setup: Arrange the stuffed leeks in a baking dish. Mix the sauce ingredients and pour over the leeks.
  • Baking: Cover with parchment and foil, bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes for a golden finish.
  • Serving: Serve the stuffed leeks warm, drizzled with the remaining sauce from the baking dish.

Notes

The filling can be prepared a day ahead and kept in the fridge; for a vegan version, ensure the beans are not prepared with any animal products.
Calories: 350kcal
Cost: $10
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Stuffed Leeks
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