Leek Poke Bowl

Hawaiian poke – pronounced poh-kay – are wonderfully quick and easy to throw together when you’re in the mood for an Asian inspired dish or sushi but don’t have time to fuss around rolling it up. A combination of fresh fish, avocado and shredded vegetables combine in a bowl seasoned with a combination of toasted sesame seeds and nori known as Furikake this is a delicious salty and crunchy meal in a bowl.

Belleau Kitchen’s Caramelised Leek Tart Tatin

This may look like you’ve slaved over this dish for hours but it is in fact such an incredibly simple tart to make. By placing butter and sugar under the leeks in the pan I’ve eliminated the need for pre-frying, so it can all be done in the oven. The fresh lemon thyme really brings out the flavour of the leeks, but if you can’t find any, then regular thyme also works well. So simple yet it looks so stunning.

Leek, Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

Sophie Wright’s Leek, Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

I’m a real soup lover and none are complete without the addition of leeks. However, rather than just using leeks as a background flavour, I really want to bring it to life, and pair it with ingredients it really loves. Parsnips have a natural sweetness that work perfectly with the mellow flavour of leeks and chestnuts add a creaminess that nothing else will. This is the perfect winter soup that will keep you feeling warm and full all through the day.

Sophie Wright’s Roasted Leek, Endive, Walnut and Apple Salad with Goats Cheese

It’s always nice to have something a little bit different from a standard salad and this wintery salad is just that. It’s packed with texture, flavour and colour and the roasted leeks add savoury warmth, which is perfectly complimented by the crispy apple, the bitter endive and the creamy goats cheese. It makes a great weekday lunch or a light dinner.