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Pasta with Leeks & Peas

Dice bacon into batons 1/4 inch thick. Sauté in olive oil until browned. Add thinly sliced leeks and minced garlic and cook until leeks are tender.

Add cream, shelled peas, and cooked and drained pasta to the pan. Cook, tossing, until the cream has reduced and coats the pasta. Season with salt and pepper and top with shaved pecorino cheese.

Beef & Leek Stir-Fry

Stir together stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sugar and cornstarch.

Sear thinly sliced flank steak until
well browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add sliced green parts of leeks and 10 Chinese dried red chiles. Cook until leeks are crisp-tender.

Return steak to pan. Add stock mixture and cook, tossing, until liquid has thickened.

Gratinéed Leeks in Cream

Cut leeks crosswise into rounds about 1 inch thick. Arrange in a single layer in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and cover with cream and grated Parmesan.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400ºF for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking until the cream has reduced, the leeks are tender and their tops are golden brown.

Leek Risotto

Sauté sliced leeks in butter until tender. Add Arborio rice and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted. Deglaze pan with white wine. Bring to a simmer, stirring in warm stock as needed, until the rice is tender.

Meanwhile, fry julienned leaks in oil until golden brown.

Season risotto with salt and pepper, stir in butter and grated Parmesan, and top with fried leeks.

Vichyssoise

Sauté thinly sliced leeks and minced garlic in butter until tender. Add peeled, diced russet potatoes and stock to cover. Simmer until potatoes are cooked through.

Puree soup until smooth, season with salt and pepper, and stir in cream.

Puree canola oil with a bunch of chives and a handful of parsley leaves until smooth. Drizzle over soup before serving.

Fried Egg with Leeks & Pancetta

Dice pancetta into 1/4-inch cubes and sauté in olive oil until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside.

Add thinly sliced leeks to the same pan and cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in butter to finish.

Spoon leeks onto a plate, top with a fried egg and sprinkle with pancetta.

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Fava Beans with Pecorino

Cook shelled fava beans in boiling salted water until tender.
Drain and peel.

Grate pecorino romano over favas; sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Sautéed Fava Beans

Sauté blanched peeled fava beans and English peas in olive oil until tender; season with salt.

Sprinkle with lemon zest and julienned mint.

Fava Bean Crostini

Cook shelled fava beans in boiling water until tender, drain and peel.

In food processor, puree with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Spread puree on crostini. Top with shaved Parmesan or grated pecorino romano.

Grilled Shrimp with Fava Bean Puree

In food processor, pulse together blanched peeled fava beans, olive oil, minced garlic, mint, lemon juice, salt and pepper, adding water as needed.

Toss peeled deveined shrimp with lemon zest, red pepper flakes and salt. Thread onto skewers and grill. Serve over fava puree.

Fava Bean & Radish Salad

Peel fava beans and blanch in boiling water until just tender.

Toss blanched peeled fava beans and thinly sliced radishes with olive oil, salt and pepper.

Top with shaved pecorino
romano or Parmesan.

Orecchiette with Favas, Morels & Pancetta

Brown diced pancetta and quartered morels in olive oil. Add blanched peeled fava beans and minced garlic and shallot;
cook briefly.

Add cream and cooked and drained orecchiette. Cook, tossing, until cream has reduced.

Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.

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Ramp Butter

Blanch ramps; squeeze dry.
Chop finely.

In stand mixer, beat softened butter, ramps, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Shape into a log; wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm.

Cut butter into rounds. Spread
on crostini; top with thin
radish slices.

Braised Leek Gratin

In covered fry pan, simmer trimmed halved leeks with chicken stock until just tender. Transfer to buttered baking dish.

Combine bread crumbs, olive oil, chopped thyme and shredded Gruyère. Sprinkle over leeks.

Bake at 400°F until bubbly
and golden.

Grilled Ramps & Spring Onions with Romesco

In food processor, process peeled roasted red peppers, roasted tomatoes, slivered almonds, garlic, olive oil, red wine vinegar, smoked paprika, salt and pepper
until smooth.

Toss trimmed ramps and spring onions with olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill until tender. Serve with romesco.

Spring Onion Tarte Tatin

In cast-iron skillet, melt 3 Tbs. butter with 1 Tbs. sugar.

Add thick slices of spring onions, salt and pepper. Cover and cook, turning onions occasionally, until caramelized. Add balsamic vinegar; cook until syrupy.

Place puff pastry round over onions. Bake at 375°F until golden. Invert onto platter.

Melted Leeks with
Seared Salmon

Season salmon with salt and pepper. Warm a large pan until very hot and sear salmon on both sides until salmon is just opaque
in the center.

In fry pan, melt butter. Add thinly sliced leeks, chicken stock, salt and pepper. Cover and cook slowly until leeks are very tender. Stir in chopped chives.

Transfer to plate; top with
seared salmon.

Spring Allium Pizza

In food processor, puree roasted garlic cloves, olive oil, salt and pepper. Brush on pizza dough round.

Top with caramelized red onions, sautéed shallots and leeks and grated pecorino romano.

Bake at 500°F on preheated baking stone until crust is crisp. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and minced chives.

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Citrus Compote

Peel oranges, grapefruit and tangerines; cut into segments, reserving juice. Place segments in a bowl.

In a saucepan, heat juice and sugar to taste until sugar is dissolved. Let syrup cool, then stir into citrus segments. Sprinkle with slivered mint or basil.

Serve over pancakes, waffles or pound cake.

Crab Salad with Grapefruit & Avocado

Whisk together grapefruit juice, Champagne vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Toss torn butter lettuce with some of the vinaigrette; divide among plates. Top with fresh crabmeat, grapefruit segments and thinly sliced avocado.

Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette; sprinkle with snipped chives and finely chopped parsley.

Citrus Salad with Shaved Fennel

Peel oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit; cut into segments. Arrange on a plate.

Thinly shave a fennel bulb and arrange on top of citrus. Sprinkle with pitted niçoise olives.

Drizzle salad with extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle lightly with sea salt and pepper.

Citrus Granita

In a saucepan, heat equal parts sugar and water; let cool completely.

Mix 2 parts syrup with 2 parts mixed fresh citrus juices. Adjust sweetness as necessary.

Pour mixture into a shallow pan; place in freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 to 60 minutes until frozen solid, about 2 1/2 hours.

Lime Curd

In a small saucepan, whisk together 5 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk in 1/2 cup fresh lime juice and stir over medium-low heat until thickened slightly.

Remove from heat and gradually whisk in 6 Tbs. cubed unsalted butter. Strain and let cool.

Serve with scones or assorted berries.

Broiled Grapefruit

Preheat a broiler. Cut grapefruit in half crosswise. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half.

On a baking sheet, sprinkle grapefruit with brown sugar and cinnamon. Dot with butter and broil until golden and bubbly.

Sprinkle with finely chopped toasted almonds and slivered mint.

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Arugula Pesto

In food processor, finely chop pine nuts and garlic clove. Add arugula; pulse until coarsely chopped.

With processor running, slowly add olive oil until smooth. Add lemon juice, grated Parmesan, salt and pepper; pulse until incorporated.

Serve over fish, chicken, steak
or lamb.

Pizza with Prosciutto
& Arugula

Brush pizza dough round with tomato sauce; top with shredded mozzarella and thin prosciutto strips.

Bake at 500°F on preheated baking stone until crust is crisp.

Toss arugula with olive oil, lemon juice and salt. Scatter over pizza along with shaved Parmesan.

Pasta with Arugula & Shallots

Sauté sliced shallots in olive oil until tender. Add minced garlic and lemon zest; sauté until fragrant.

Add arugula; cook until
just wilted.

Add cooked and drained pasta; toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Sprinkle with grated pecorino romano.

Spinach Dip

Sauté spinach in olive oil. Squeeze dry; chop coarsely.

Combine spinach, sautéed onion, minced garlic, cream cheese, mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Transfer to baking dish; sprinkle with grated Parmesan. Bake at 400°F until bubbly.

Butter Lettuce Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Whisk together buttermilk, minced shallot, mayonnaise, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, chopped chives, salt and pepper.

Toss torn butter lettuce leaves
with dressing.

Little Gem Salad with Radishes

Whisk together sherry vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, minced shallot, walnut oil, salt and pepper.

Toss Little Gem lettuce leaves, shaved radishes and croutons with vinaigrette.

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