Why This Recipe Works
Steaming turned out to be the hands-down winner when we tested cooking methods for our leek side dish recipes. When we steamed leeks, the results were full-flavored, moist, and tender. Steamed leeks not only tasted better than boiled leeks, with a stronger and sweeter onion-like flavor, they also retained more of their nutritional value. Steaming not only produced an excellent leek recipe, but was also a very useful intermediate step when cooking leeks by other methods, softening them and leaving them well suited for grilling, sautéing, braising, or baking.