From the chapter on the Lily family, a family that includes such aromatics as garlic and shallots, comes a fruity but savoury salad featuring leeks, Young Leeks with Oranges and Pistachios. I'd never eaten raw leeks before this and wasn't sure how strongly flavoured they would be so to be safe, I soaked the slices briefly in cold water as suggested to soften their edge a bit. They weren't nearly as bold as raw garlic or onion but had more oomph than chives or green onions and went nicely with the oranges. With a little olive oil, salt & pepper, and crunchy pistachios, this salad was a refreshing addition to a summer meal and a tasty way to beat the heat.
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