Foil Baked Leeks in Foil

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This is a classic Japanese method to serve leeks. Tender and umami filled leeks with bonito flakes.


  • 4 leeks, white parts only (180g or about 2 heaping cups)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1/2 cup dried bonito flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  2. Put chopped leeks in aluminum foil with sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Fold the foil around the leeks and crimp the seams.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes, until the leeks are soft.
  5. Meanwhile, mix soy sauce and sake in a small bowl and set aside.
  6. Transfer leeks to a bowl and pour soy sauce mixture.
  7. Top with dried bonito flakes and serve immediately.


Keywords: recipe, appetizer, izakaya, negi yaki

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