Prassa Me Domata (Leeks Stewed With Tomatoes)

Course : Greek
Serves: 4
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2 bunches leeks
1 cup canned tomatoes or tom. juice
1 cup stock or broth
1 medium Onion -- chopped
1 medium celery stalk -- chopped
1 bunches parsley -- chopped
1 dash dried thyme or oregano
3 tablespoons butter or oil
1 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preparation / Directions:

Cut off the stem ends and green parts of leeks, then wash thoroughly and cut into 1-inch slices. Soak in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes, then drain and discard the water. In a non-aluminum pan, combine with the tomatoes or tomato juice, stock or broth, onion, celery, parsley, thyme or oregano, 3 tablespoons butter or oil, and salt and pepper. Simmer until tender (approximately 20 minutes), adding the lemon juice during the last 5 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

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