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Leek cooked in beurre noisette

The beurre noisette adds a delicious nutty flavour to the leek.

Creation by Dennis Middeldorp, Sense* restaurant, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands.

Leek cooked in beurre noisette

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Ingredients

2

 

leeks

150

g

butter

50

g

pecan nuts

Preparation method

  • First, make the brown butter (beurre noisette) by gently melting the butter and caramelising it until nutty and brown.
  • Clarify the butter by skimming and pouring the melted butter fat into a separate container (leaving the milk solids behind).
  • Cut the white part of the leeks in pieces of approx. 3 cm and blanch in plenty of boiling salted water.
  • Roughly chop the pecan nuts and add to the beurre noisette.
  • Allow the leek to cook in the beurre noisette and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serving suggestions

  • As a component with a main dish containing game.

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