This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was a surprising hit in our household. I have to admit that Leeks Vinaigrette with Mimosa (p 111) – a “classic dish” of tender leeks bathed in vinaigrette (made with walnut oil) topped with grated hard-boiled egg (which resembles mimosa flowers, hence the name) – didn’t really sound like much but it really worked well!
I wasn’t able to find baby leeks so I just used regular sized ones – I cooked them for about 15 minutes, then removed them from the water, cooled them slightly and split then into quarters. I actually served this dish cold which I liked a lot – it was lovely and light and fresh for an early spring evening. My only criticism of the dish would be that I was expecting a lot more walnut flavour in the vinaigrette (I love using different types of oils in salad dressings) but it wasn’t a big deal.
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Leeks vinaigrette with Mimosa here.
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