Caramelized leeks with Romesco sauce

Caramelized leeks with Romesco sauce recipe |
Leeks are great. But you already know that. What you might not know is how great they are when you caramelize them and serve them together with romesco sauce. If that’s the case then it’s all good. Just keep reading.

Everytime I cook this recipe I think of the traditional Catalan calçots. In a way it looks a pretty similar preparation, although the fact that these are not calçots but leeks – plus the caramelization process of course – makes it a very different dish altogether.

This is a quick and easy to prepare recipe that makes a great starter but also a wonderful companion to a roast chicken or even some oven-baked fish.

And please remember to check our recipe to make Romesco sauce before you start preparing your caramelized leeks!


How to make Romesco sauce

Check our recipe here
Caramelized leeks with Romesco sauce
Serves: people Print recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Passive time: Up to 2 hours
Difficulty: Very easy



For the Romesco sauce:
  1. First prepare the Romesco sauce by following the instructions as per our Romesco sauce recipe.
For the caramelized leeks:
  1. Wash the leeks thoroughly, chop the green bit off and disregard it. For this recipe we’ll only use the white part of the leek.
  2. Heat a medium-sized saucepan and gently melt the butter, the sugar, the vinegar and the salt.
  3. Add the leeks and cook gently for around 25 to 30 minutes, until they turn golden on the outside.
  4. Serve together with a generous amount of Romesco sauce.