Leeks are a variety of mild flavored, non-bulbing onion with robust vertical leaf stalk. Redemption's leeks include hardy and summer friendly varieties. Leeks are easy to grow from seed in compost rich garden beds. Plant varieties with a seasonal succession to have delicious leeks from late spring through the first fall frost. Leeks are low in calories but rich in flavor and high in nutrients, particularly magnesium and vitamins A, C, and K.
Leeks are an often overlooked cousin to the onion because most people have little knowledge of how to utilize them. Leeks can really be used in any way that you would use an onion. The leek has a sweet, yet complex flavor when cooked. Far more subtle than an onion, the flavor is a perfect compliment to fish and seafood where the traditional pungent flavor of an onion can be overpowering. The clean and almost grassy flavor is a favorite for more adventurous cooks who are looking to create interesting, complex and complimentary flavor profiles. We suggest experimenting with leeks by finding new ways to incorporate them into your meal preparations. A few ideas to get you started using leeks in a new way include; flavoring mac and cheese, quesadillas, pasta sauces, risottos, to mildly flavor bread or biscuits, infuse puree into stocks or gravy, as a pizza topper, blended into dips and sauces and as a substitute for scallions. Cheers to discovering this flavor secret that is well known among gourmets and chefs alike!