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Tavë me Presh
Leek Bake

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Ingredients

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500g Sliced Leeks
500g Lamb Mince
1 Diced Onions
3 Diced Roasted Red Peppers You can buy small jars of these that are stored in vinegar
1 Clove Diced Garlic
1.5 Pints Lamb Stock
1 Tsp Paprika
Salt
Pepper
Olive Oil

Nutritional information

479
Calories
8.2g
Sugar
13.3g
Sat Fat
32.7g
Fat
24g
Protein
24.1g
Carbs
1/4
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The first time I made Albanian Baked Leeks (Tavë me Presh) here in the UK, it was a big hit and I instantly re-connected with the tastes of the one I’ve had only a handful of times in Albania (we have Lakror me Pras more often).

With a natural sweetness to the dish, the leeks are slowly baked with lamb mince and roasted peppers. Full of flavour and softness this is great as a dish on it’s own or served with mashed potato.

Optionally you can add rice to this dish, you will need 150g-200g and will need to be added during step 4 after the meat is browned.

Something to point out that took me a little while to understand is that the Albanian word for leeks is ‘Pras’ – that’s the official translation however, in the north as part of their dialect they use ‘Presh’ which is also used for the word onion, leeks are part of the onion family. When you recipes using the word Presh it is referring to leeks. Onion recipes use the official word which is Qepë for example Tavë me Qepë. Yup, I know so much to understand but it’s all part of the fun.

Albanian Tavë me Presh

 

Steps

1
Done

Prepare the leeks

Fry the leeks in a small dash of olive oil for a few minutes until they start to brown.

2
Done

Scatter the leeks over a large baking dish with a depth of 2-3 inches.

3
Done

Prepare the dish

Add a bit more olive oil to the same pan you cooked the leeks in and then fry the onions for 2 minutes.

4
Done

Add the mince and cook until browned. Add the roasted red peppers, garlic, lamb stock, salt, pepper and paprika. Give it a good stir and leave it to come to the boil. Leave to boil for 2 minutes.

5
Done

Pour the mixture into the baking try with the leeks and mixture together thoroughly.

6
Done

Cooking

Place on the bottom self of a preheated oven at 180 degrees. Leave to bake for 1 hour.

7
Done

Serving

Once cooked turn off the oven and keeping the door open leave the leek bake to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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