Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Pomegranate and Cilantro

Cider-Glazed Root Vegetables with Pomegranate and Cilantro
Caramelized vegetables with a lightly sweetened glaze. The ruby red pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh cilantro added an additional flavor boost.
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces parsnips, peeled and cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 12 ounces turnips, peeled and cut into ¾-inch pieces
  • 3 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 2½ cups hard cider
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, halved, and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
Directions
  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, parsnips, turnips, and shallots and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add cider, sugar, 1½ teaspoons salt, and remaining 3 tablespoons butter and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until vegetables are just tender, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Uncover, increase heat to medium, and cook until vegetables are fully tender, about 13 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in apple and continue to cook until cider is syrupy and apple is just tender, about 2 minutes longer. Off heat, stir in pomegranate seeds, cilantro, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to serving dish and pour any remaining glaze over vegetables. Serve.
Notes
If you prefer to use an equal amount of non-alcoholic sparkling or regular cider, reduce the sugar to 1 tablespoon. The apple should be left unpeeled.
You could also leave out the pomegranate seeds and substitute 2 tbsp fresh tarragon for the cilantro.

 

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