The majestic titan of the onion family, leeks are crunchy and firm. It has a delicate and sweet flavor without overpowering other ingredients used with it in recipes. Use it as a garnish, add to broth and stews for extra flavoring or braise it to make a tasty side dish for fish, poultry or steak.
Fresh Tips: Cut off green tops of leeks and remove outer tough leaves. Cut off root and rinse well under running water before slicing it further for cooing. Leeks should be firm and straight with dark green leaves and white necks. Store unwashed and untrimmed in the refrigerator or wrapping them loosely in a plastic bag will help retain moisture.