Steamed leeks with morel sabayon


Steamed leeks with morel sabayon
For this very simple recipe, steamed leeks (cooked in 2 stages) are served with a sabayon made with mushroom "jus", preferably from morels.

The sabayon is the major taste element in this dish, and adds a delicious woodland-mushroom flavour.
12,9694.3/5 for 26 ratings
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Last modified on: June 11th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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26 min.11 min.37 min.
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Should be eaten immediately.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 10 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #1

Cook the leeks in 2 stages

Clean and peel 500 g leeks. Instead of slicing straight across, cut them on the diagonal.

Stage 2 - 1 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #2
Steam the leeks: the best way is to use a steamer basket so they sit just above the water, not in contact with it, and put the pan on high heat.

Stage 3 - 8 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #3
Cook uncovered and keep an eye on both their texture and colour - they should stay nice and green and still have a little "bite".

Please note that we don't salt them when steaming.

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #4
Melt 30 g butter in a large frying pan on medium heat. When sizzling, add the leeks, salt and pepper and cook in this second stage for just 2 or 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Check the seasoning, then keep hot.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #5

Prepare the morel sabayon

Put the 6 tablespoons mushroom "jus" (preferably from morels) into a bowl over a bain-marie. Add 2 egg yolks, salt and pepper.

Stage 6
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #6
Whisk frequently and for a good while over the bain-marie...

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #7
...until it reaches the classic sabayon texture. Finish by checking the seasoning.

Note: to be sure your sabayon will work, you can also follow the tips in this recipe for sabayon.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Steamed leeks with morel sabayon : Photo of step #8
This is best served in individual hot dishes. Arrange a layer of leeks and pour the sabayon over. Finish with a little freshly ground pepper.

Remarks

Of course, if you have jus from another type of mushrooms, this will also work well.

For a more delicate flavour, replace 1/3 of the mushroom jus with the same volume of Vin Jaune - it's superb! (if you like Vin Jaune, that is...).

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
608 Kcal or 2,546 Kj22 gr45 gr38 gr
30 %9 %4 %6 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
92 Kcal or 385 Kj3 gr7 gr6 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
152 Kcal or 636 Kj6 gr11 gr9 gr
8 %2 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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