Refreshing Marinated Japanese Leeks

Refreshing Marinated Japanese Leeks

All you have to do is marinate grilled Japanese leeks. This recipe uses ponzu sauce for instant flavor! Perfect as a snack or as a side dish with drinks.


Japanese leek
☆ Olive oil
1 tablespoon
☆ Ponzu
2 tablespoons
☆ Lemon juice
1 tablespoon
☆ Krazy Salt
to taste


1. Blend together the ☆ ingredients in a plastic container.
2. Chop the Japanese leek into 4 cm lengths, and using a knife, score the back and front.
3. Sauté the leeks in a frying pan over medium-high heat with a small amount of olive oil (not listed). Sauté the other side once it's nicely browned on one side.
4. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and steam cook. Once cooked through, soak the leeks in the marinade from Step 1 overnight. Chill for over 30 minutes in the refrigerator, then serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

A marinated Japanese leek dish I had at a veggie restaurant once was so delicious, I came up with my own easy version using ponzu.
Since I love leeks, in the winter when they're in season, I make a huge amount and keep a stock of this dish in the fridge.