Archive for December, 2007

Lemony Carrots

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

Lemony Carrots

I like the flavor of lemons with most vegetables, and you can substitute just about any vegetable or bean for the carrots in this simple and versatile recipe.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups (625 ml) water

1-1 1/2 lbs (450-675 g) carrots, thinly sliced

1 Tbs (15 ml) lemon juice

A grating of fresh nutmeg

Salt to taste

1 Tbs (15 ml) butter mashed with

1 Tbs (15 ml) all-purpose flour to make a smooth paste

Directions:

Combine the water, carrots, lemon juice, nutmeg, and salt in a pot and bring to a boil over moderate heat. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered until the carrots are tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the carrots with a slotted spoon and set aside. Boil the cooking liquid until reduced to 1 cup. Whisk the butter and flour mixture in gradually, whisking constantly, and simmer until the sauce has thickened, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots and heat through.

Serves 4 to 6.