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Leeks Baked with Blue Cheese

prep 5 mins cook 30–35 mins
Ingredients
  • 750 g (1½ lb) leeks, trimmed, cleaned and cut into 3 and halved lengthways
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable stock
  • 15 g (½ oz) butter
  • 125 g (4 oz) Dolcelatte cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons toasted blanched hazelnuts, chopped
  • salt and pepper
Directions

Toss the leeks with the oil in a bowl, then put in a shallow ovenproof dish with the stock. Bake in a preheated oven, 200°C (400°F), Gas Mark 6, for 15 minutes.

Dot the leeks with the butter, cheese and nuts, then return to the oven and cook for another 15–20 minutes until the leeks are tender, the cheese has melted and the hazelnuts are golden. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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