Leeks Fire-roasted Directly On The Charcoal
Cooking with fire transforms the taste of everything, especially vegetables! Whether you are into Veganuary or just want to find ways to eat more veg. Adding flavour and interest by cooking with charcoal and wood elevates the taste of the humblest veg. We love dirty cooking - putting veggies like leeks straight on top of the fire. The outside charrs at the same time as the inside steams. Just remove the outer layers and a flavour bomb awaits!!!
Cooking directly in the hot charcoal is fun and adds theatre to your home cooking.
3 or 4 leeks. Ensure they are cleaned thoroughly before cooking.
Heat the Charlie Oven up to 180°C. Add wood for flavour if you wish. You want a good medium to hot heat.
Place the leeks directly onto the fire. Close the door. After a couple of minutes, turn the leeks. Continue to turn until the outside is an even colour. Depending on the size of the leeks, either remove them from the oven or place them on a higher rack to allow a couple of extra minutes to cook.
Leave the cooked leeks until you are ready to serve. Immediately before serving remove the outer burnt layers and season with salt and pepper.
The method of cooking works well with lots of ingredients. Try doing it with Celeriac or Pumpkin.