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Feb 15, 2007 02:36 PM

Marcella's Braised Carrots: with parsnips?

Hey hounds
I want to try this recipe after all the praise...
but I'm doing this all-local dinner party menu and with the slim pickings here in VT in Feb I would like to use some local parsnips in this recipe along with the carrots. What do you think? I usually test out all recipes before putting them on a dinner party menu, but feel comfortable just plowing ahead if you'll just give me your blessings.


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  1. I haven't made that specific recipe, but comparing parsnips to carrots, the parsnips cook more quickly and don't hold their shape as well as carrots. So, you may need to adjust the cooking time, cut the carrots smaller, or add parsnips later. Sounds delicious.

    1. I think that braised parsnips would be wonderful! Definately...just adjust cooking times or sizes as advised above. Good luck!

      1. So I should add the parsnips after cooking the carrots a bit?
        I'd like to have parsnips AND carrots.
        anyone who has make this recipe have any advice?

        1. Can someone who has the braised carrots recipe post it?

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          1. When I have parsnips and carrots, I like to roast them together. Cut into strips, toss w/ olive oil, S&P and roast at high heat on large baking pan. Brings out the sweetness in both.