The Dulcie Crawford Group has been a family business for decades run from mother to son and all of our partners and employees who’ve become like family to us as well in striving for our number one focus, providing the best Real Estate service possible for families in the Las Vegas Valley. Buying, selling, and staging your home can be challenging for many families. Our goal has always been to relieve that possible stress and bring our clients peace of mind to their loved ones. Putting your house on the market shouldn’t be something you dread doing and that’s why we at the Dulcie Crawford Group are here to assist you. Our highly experienced and trained staff that have decades of individual experience between them, we aim to make your buying or selling experience the best and easiest you’ve ever had. We want to make sure you can focus on the most important things this time of year, spending time with your family, making memories that will carry you through to this new year of 2024. We wish to spread the joy of sharing and giving this holiday season. To help in that endeavor, here is a little something from our family to yours so we can spread the joy of sharing and giving this holiday season to all. It’s a special family recipe that’s been passed down from mother to daughter. We do hope you’ll give it a try and that you and your whole family will enjoy it the same way we do. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone and don’t forget to spread joy and be grateful this year!
Mama’s Creamy Leeks – 4 Servings
4 cups Julianne leeks after cleaning.
Two and a half tablespoons salted butter
One cup of chicken stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons heavy cream
One pinch freshly ground nutmeg one sprig fresh thyme
Salt and black pepper, chopped parsley
Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat
Do not allow it to get brown, be careful on the heat management, as it is easy to burn butter.
Add and cook the leaks for 2 to 3 minutes without letting them get brown
Add slowly, one cup chicken stock. Place one sprig of fresh thyme
Cover and simmer until the leeks are tender, about 5 minutes. Take the lid off and increase the heat to medium high and then add 1/4 cup dry white wine. ( I like a nice Sauvignon Blanc)
I say buy a nice bottle, you can drink a nice glass while you’re cooking your meal !
Bring the leeks slowly to a boil until the liquid is reduced by half. Takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Then stir in two tablespoons of heavy cream slowly. A fourth teaspoon of freshly grated ground nutmeg to taste. ( Start with a small pinch and then add more to taste )
Cook down the cream until it is absorbed and then season the salt and pepper to taste and add a little bit of fresh chopped parsley or Chervil to the top.
Voila you have an amazing and unique side dish !
Another variation I like is to add and cook down some prosciutto in some olive oil in the pan before you add the butter.
Cooking time from start to finish;
If you are double or tripling this recipe, plan on about an hour to prep and cook.
If you are cooking it several hours ahead of time, I suggest undercooking the leeks a little bit as they will start to get overcooked if you have them sitting on a warmer for too long.
We do hope you enjoy it this holiday season!!!