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Diet Schmiet! (A Bit On The Side)

6th Jul 10

A Bit On The Side

(Creamed Corn And Baby Carrots With Balsamic And Pomegranate)


creamed corn and carrots with balsamic and pomegranate

Creamed Corn

1 tablespoon butter
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 long red chilli, seeds removed and finely sliced
Corn kernels from 4 corn cobs
Large pinch of sea salt and white pepper
1/3 cup cream and ½ teaspoon cornflour mixed together in a small bowl
1/3 cup feta, crumbled

Melt butter in a large heavy based saucepan over medium high heat.
Add onions, garlic and chilli.
Cook until the onions are translucent (around 5 minutes).
Add the corn, salt and pepper and cook stirring occasionally for another 5 minutes.
Add the cream and cornflour mixture, stir and simmer for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat and blend to how you like it.
Add the crumbled feta Return to the heat and stir until just heated through.

Baby Carrots With Balsamic And Pomegranate
(Adapted from a recipe in Fine Cooking)
500g carrots, trimmed, peeled and cut in to sticks
1 dessertspoon balsamic vinegar
1 teapoon honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 dessertspoon olive oil
Pinch sea salt
¼ cup vegetable stock
¼ cup pomegranate juice
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh mint 

Place balsamic vinegar and honey in to a small bowl,
microwave for 20 seconds to melt honey. Stir.
Put half the butter and the olive oil in to a heavy based frypan over medium high heat.
Add the carrots and the salt.
Toss well and cook without stirring for around 5 minutes until bottom of carrots are a little browned.
Stir and leave for another couple of minutes.
Add the broth, pomegranate juice and cayenne.
Stir and cook for another couple of minutes.
Take of the heat and stir in the rest of the butter and half the mint.
Serve with the rest of the mint sprinkled on top.

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