Saturday, December 16, 2017

Roots'n Shoots ORANGIFIED (Carrots, Parsnips & Beets With an Orange Glaze)

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Roots'n Shoots ORANGIFIED (Carrots, Parsnips & Beets with an Orange Sauce)

Just before our first significant snowfall my husband and I harvested the last of our root crops (carrots, parsnips and beets).  It was not a bumper crop as far as size goes but speaking in terms of flavor - deliciously ground breaking!

Certain varieties of parsnips are tastier if you mulch them (leaving them in the ground) and harvest them in the spring.  This year we grew a fall variety knowing that we would enjoy them around Christmas.

My "Orangified" (covered in orange sauce/glaze) recipe is a perfect side dish to any Christmas dinner!

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo 2017-10-19_zpstwqdftka.jpg

Printable Recipe

5 medium size beets (cook, drain and peel while still warm - then chop - see picture below)
6 large carrots (peel and slice into rounds - see picture below.  Then cook until done & drain)
6 large parsnips (peel and slice into rounds - see picture below.  Then cook until done & drain)
3 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
white pepper (optional and amount to taste)
1 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons butter

Begin by preparing the root vegetables (peeling, slicing & cooking the beets, carrots & parsnips). 
IMPORTANT NOTE: All 3 vegetables cook at a different rate so you will have to cook them separately.
Start the orange sauce when the vegetables are close to being cooked.  In a medium saucepan combine the cornstarch, sugar and salt (stir with a wooden spoon until mixed).  Slowly stir in the orange juice and gently mix with a whisk.  Place on medium heat and continue stirring slowly until it boils and thickens.  Remove from heat and stir in butter until melted.
Combine all three cooked vegetables (beets, carrots & parsnips) into a serving bowl and pour the orange glaze/sauce overtop. 

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Stir, Serve & ENJOY!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


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