Grilled Leeks



Cut off the bottom end and top, rough green stalks , then remove the external layer of skin from the leeks.  Cut into even 1-inch discs and then soak in a large bowl of cold water for 15 minutes to remove any sediment.  Rinse the leeks in strainer or colander, then place in another large bowl.  Add the olive oil, vinegar, paprika, salt and pepper and marinate for 10 minutes.  Heat your grill pan outside on a grill or on your stovetop until the pan is fully heated (10 minutes outside, 5 inside).  Add the leek discs to the pan, flat-side down.  Cook on medium-high for 6 minutes until the leeks are browned.  Turn and cook for five more minutes on the other flat side.  Remove the leeks and place back to the marinade bowl.  Add the basil-infused olive oil and lemon juice, toss, and serve.


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