Carrot Flower Garnish
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Recipe Type: carrot, garnish, vegetable garnishing
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 15 min
1 Carrot, peeled, sliced 1-inch thick, 3 are needed per plate
Place a carrot slice on cutting board with largest cut end facing up. Use a
sharp paring knife to make an X cutting down vertically about two-thirds of the way, do not cut completely through. You should have 4 divisions.
Carve each division into rounded petals; cut out centers of carrot slice to resemble
Slice a small amount off bottom of carved carrot at a slight angle so that they will sit
on the plate at an angle. Repeat this process until all are carved.
Put in boiling salted water until they are soft but still firm; plunge into an ice
bath to stop the cooking; drain, towel dry and coat carrot flowers with a small amount of oil.
with parsley or rosemary and serve with a main entree
or a sandwich.
recommendation: Pinot Gris; Chardonnay|