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Spring Vegetable Bundles

 Spring Vegetable Bundles
You can assemble these bundles from our Test Kitchen before guests arrive, then cook them in mere minutes. To keep them warm while serving, place the serving platter on a heating tray.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 green onions
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 2 medium carrots, julienned
  • 12 thyme springs
  • 1-1/3 cups white wine
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • Trim both ends of onions; cut the green tops into 7-in. lengths. In a
  • small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add onion tops; boil for 1
  • minute or until softened. Drain and immediately place onion tops in
  • ice water. Drain and pat dry. Chop white portions of onions and set
  • aside.
  • Divide asparagus, peppers and carrots into 12 bundles. Top each with
  • a thyme sprig. Tie each bundle with a blanched onion top.
  • In a large skillet, combine the wine, chopped onions and vegetable
  • bundles. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes or until
  • vegetables are tender and liquid is reduced by two-thirds.
  • Carefully remove bundles with a slotted spoon to a serving plate.
  • Add butter to skillet, cook and stir until melted. Serve with
  • bundles. Yield: 12 bundles.

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Spring Vegetable Bundles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 59 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 38 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.