For a delightful finishing touch, Dot Christiansen of Bettendorf, Iowa drizzles this refreshing citrusy glaze over carrot and zucchini strips. It’s also a tasty way to jazz up fresh sugar snap peas. Double the glaze ingredients if you decide to serve all three veggies!
- 1/3 cup apricot preserves
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- FOR CARROTS AND ZUCCHINI:
- 1 pound medium carrots
- 4 medium zucchini
- FOR PEAS:
- 2 pounds fresh sugar snap peas
- In a small bowl, combine the preserves, butter, orange peel, lemon juice, salt and nutmeg. Yield: about 1/2 cup.
- For carrots and zucchini: Trim ends from vegetables. With a vegetable peeler, cut very thin slices down the length of each carrot and zucchini, making long ribbons.
- Place carrots in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 2 minutes. Add zucchini; cover and steam 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with glaze; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
- For peas: Place peas in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with glaze; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Apricot Vegetable Glaze in Simple & Delicious May/June 2007, p53
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