Leeks with Grapefruit Dressing
4 medium-sized leeks
juice of 1 grapefruit
1 Tbsp chopped chives
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 pink grapefruit, peeled and seeded
Wash and trim the leeks, keeping only the white and light green
parts and discarding the rest, including the outer two layers. In
a medium-sized pot of boiling, salted water, blanch the leeks for
5-8 minutes, then refresh them in an ice-water bath. Cut the leeks
lengthwise into quarters and set aside.
To make the dressing, mix the grapefruit juice, chives, vinegar,
oil, salt and pepper to taste in a small mixing bowl.
Place four pieces of leek on each plate and cover with dressing.
Garnish each plate with grapefruit segments.