Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lemon Carrots and Rutabaga

We get a bag of fresh organic veggie's every week, farmer's market style. We get to chose what we want, and I usually try to branch out and try new things. Having NO clue what the hell a rutabaga was (I would've guess it was a car), I ordered it. Usually when I get new things, I hop on AllRecipes and do an ingredient search to find a way to cook them. I found this recipe and went for it:


-4 med carrots, cut into 3in julienne strips (eff off with you fancy schmancy talk, allrecipes! Basically, cut into chunky strips. I think.)
-2 cups rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3 inch julienne strips (I think I used 3 or 4 rutabagas, the size of med potatoes)
-1/2 cup water
-2 Tbl butter
-1 Tbl brown sugar
-1 Tbl lemon juice
-1/2 teas grated lemon peel
-1/4 teas dill weed (I was pretty sure that dill weed was an insult, not an herb, so I left it out. The herbs in our pantry consist of cinnamon, salt, pepper, and...uhhh...that's about it)

1. In a large saucepan, combine the carrots, rutabaga and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook for 13-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients; cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted.

Drain vegetables; add butter mixture. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are glazed, stirring occasionally.

Pretty easy! Rutabaga tastes a little sweet, a little tangy, a little rad. I served it with quinoa made with chicken broth. Anytime I have veggies and don't know what to serve them with, with I pretty much always throw them on some quinoa. Super good for you! Plus it turns it from a side dish into a full meal.

Nicole found a couple 'thorns' in hers, tough sharp pieces. She might just be delusional, because I never got any, and I have no idea what part they're from, but just a heads up.


susyash said...

hi. im reading it.

Summer said...

YAY! I'm overly excited about this, even if only one person reads it!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the toast picture. really.

Summer said...

Me too!! I tried to put it at the top of the page, as a header, but that just wasn't quite working out for me. I'd love to get rid of the white background behind it too, but not sure how to go about that. Oh well :)