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Cock-a-Leekie Recipe

  • 2 to 2¼ pounds brined beef brisket (brined for 10 to 12 days, or corned beef brisket from the butcher)
  • 2 onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled
  • 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • A bundle of thyme and curly parsley tied together
  • 1 free-range chicken, or capon’ if available (slit the skin where the legs meet the body)
  • 2 onions, peeled
  • 2 leeks, cleaned
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10 black peppercorns
  • A bundle of thyme
  • A few sprigs of curly parsley
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary
  • 5 leeks, cleaned and sliced across
  • The smallest dash of duck fat or olive oil
  • 24 prunes with their pits (preferably Agen prunes from France, if you can find them)
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546kcal (27%)
Total Fat 27g (42%)
Saturated Fat 8g (41%)
Cholesterol 161mg (54%)
Total Carbohydrate 27g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 13g
Protein 47g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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