Rich roasted vegetables in cider sauce
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Category Main course
Preparation 30 minutes
Cooking 1 hour 5 minutes
Go vegan: CremoVita soya whipping cream can be used in place of the double cream. Alternatively, single soya cream like Alpro could be used but will have a slightly thinner consistency.
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, peeled
- 700g non-seeded end of squash, cut into 3cm pieces
- 4 sprigs of rosemary
- 1 tbsp demerara sugar
- 125g curly kale, sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
- 1 x 500ml bottle medium-dry vegetarian cider
- fresh herbs, to garnish
- 550g or 18 shallots, peeled
- 12 medium bunched carrots, trimmed
- 6 small–medium parsnips, peeled and halved lengthways, if large
- 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 350g bulgur wheat and quinoa
- 100g baby-leaf spinach
- 300ml vegetable stock
- 4 tbsp double cream
Preheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Add the olive oil to a large roasting tin and put in the oven for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss in the shallots, garlic, carrots, squash, parsnips, rosemary and thyme. Roast for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
Scatter the sugar over the vegetables and roast for a further 15–20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook the bulgur wheat and quinoa and curly kale in a large pan of boiling water for 10 minutes, until cooked. Drain thoroughly, stir in the spinach and sage and cover and leave for 5 minutes. Stir until well combined and the spinach is wilted.
Remove the roasting tin from the oven and transfer the vegetables, except the garlic, to a warm plate and keep warm. Mash the garlic into the pan juices and blend in the stock and cider. Bring to the boil and cook rapidly until reduced by a third. Stir in the cream until smooth.
Divide the bulgur wheat and quinoa mixture and vegetables between 6 plates and pour over the cider sauce. Scatter over a few fresh herbs and serve immediately.
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Angela Park said:
27th December 2011 18:51
I loved this recipe, full of flavour and easy to put together. Would have given it 5 stars but a few of the kids turned their nose up at it!