Baked leeks and smoked salmon with cheese sauce

servings4
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 leeks, cleaned and cut into 8cm pieces
  • 300g of smoked salmon slices
  • 175g of cheddar, grated
  • 50g of butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 50g of plain flour
  • 450ml of milk
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 2 tsp dill, chopped
  • salt to season
  • black pepper to season

Method

1
Preheat oven to 200C / Gas 6
2
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil, then add the leeks and cook for 5 minutes
  • 8 leeks
3
When the leeks are cooked, drain and place into a buttered oven proof dish. Pile the salmon over the leeks
  • 300g of smoked salmon slices
4
Melt the butter in a small pan and add the flour. Cook, stirring for one to two minutes until lightly golden
  • 50g of butter
  • 50g of plain flour
5
Remove from the heat and gradually whisk in the milk to form a smooth sauce. Return to the heat, stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • 450ml of milk
6
Remove from the heat and beat in the egg yolks, mustard and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the leeks and salmon. Top with the grated cheese
  • 2 free-range egg yolks
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 175g of cheddar, grated
7
Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, until golden brown. Serve immediately