Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to Cook Winter Vegetables

With winter in full swing, it's time to learn how to make great use of all those winter vegetables. In case you hadn't noticed, winter is here and according to the most accurate weatherman (Punxsutawney Phil, of course), it's going to be around for a while. So, what's a winter vegetable? Kale and Mushrooms are in-season in California right now. On top of that, now's the perfect time to use Root Vegetables like Beets, Cabbage, Carrots, Salsify and Yams.

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Without further ado, here are 5 great recipes for using winter vegetables.

Warm Cabbage Salad
This salad is a great option as a starter or side dish.
Ingredients: Olive Oil, Shallot, Cabbage, Parsley, Caraway Seed, Salt, White Wine Vinegar, Green Apple

Roasted Carrots & Beets with the Juiciest Pork Chops
Roasting is a great way to bring out the flavor of veggies.
Ingredients: Garlic, Lemon, Balsamic Vinegar, Rosemary, Beet, Thyme, Sage, Pork Chops, Orange Juice, Carrots

Salmon with Salsify & Celery Root Puree
This elegant dish includes a great puree of root vegetables.
Ingredients: Garlic, Olive Oil, Bacon, Salmon, Shallot, Butter, Celery, Thyme, Sage, Pepper, Salsify

Kale, Mushroom & Tomato Saute with Polenta
Everyone will love this hearty and flavorful vegetarian dish.
Ingredients: Garlic, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato, Mushrooms, Kale, Polenta, Salt, Black Pepper

Baked Yams with Ginger Molasses Butter
Yams (aka Sweet Potatoes) are incredibly flavorful when baked.
Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Ginger, Brown Sugar, Crystallized Ginger, Molasses, Ground Clove

Now you have all the recipes you need to cook delicious dishes with winter vegetables. Enjoy!

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