Fresh Asparagus or Green Beans in Carrot Rings|
Recipe reprinted with permission from Fine Dinings.
"A unique way to serve a vegetable ~ Serve one or more of these on each dinner plate along with the main entrée"
1 large, fat carrot, peeled (the largest carrot you can find)
Small fresh green beans
Pencil size fresh asparagus
Kosher Salt and pepper
Cut notches around the carrot lengthwise with a sharp knife; slice crosswise into about 1/4-inch rounds. Ream out the center of each carrot round, being careful not to break the ring.
If using green beans, snip the stem end off each bean. If using pencil sized asparagus, use the tips only, and cut them approximately 4 inches long.
Put the beans (or asparagus) inside the carrot ring (usually 2 to 4 beans or asparagus will fit into a carrot ring). Steam them until tender crisp; toss gently being careful not to break the carrot ring, with salt, pepper, butter and serve.
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