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Sesame leeks

Ingredients 9
Servings 4


  • 10
    leeks, cleaned
  • 45
    olive oil
  • 45
    sesame seeds
  • 45
    sunflower seeds
  • 1
    clove garlic, crushed
  • 1
    bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 2
    chopped fresh ginger
  • 15
    mirin (Japanese rice wine vinegar) or white wine vinegar
  • 15
    soy sauce


Slice leeks on the slant, into 3 cm lengths.
Heat oil and add sesame and sunflower seeds.
Cook until seeds begin to brown.
Add leeks, garlic and spring onions and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
Add ginger, mirin and soy sauce.
Cook on high until leeks are just tender, but still crisp.
Remove from stove and serve at room temperature.
You may wish to add a little extra mirin before serving.

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