Glazed Root Vegetables


Julienned carrots, parsnips, and rutabaga are lightly dressed with an herb glaze.


  • 6 carrots, peeled and julienned

  • 6 parsnips, peeled and julienned

  • 1 small rutabaga, peeled and julienned

  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces

  • 1 fresh bay leaf

  • Coarse salt

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh chives, for garnish


  1. Cut a round of parchment paper to cover a large, high-sided skillet; set aside. Place vegetables, butter, and bay leaf in the skillet. Add water until vegetables are almost covered, about 3 1/2 cups, and bring to a boil. Cover with parchment round, and cook until vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. Swirl skillet to coat vegetables with glaze. (If glaze is too thin, remove vegetables with a slotted spoon, raise heat, and cook until thickened. Return vegetables to skillet.) Season with salt, and serve garnished with chives.

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