Glazed Hakurei Turnips

These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch Hakurei turnips, trimmed and greens reserved
¼ cup butter
3 tablespoons sugar
Sea salt

Method:
1. Place turnips in a large skillet; add water to cover turnips halfway. Add butter, sugar, and a large pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is syrupy and turnips are tender, about 15 minutes. (If turnips are tender before liquid has reduced, use a slotted spoon to transfer turnips to a plate and reduce liquid until syrupy. Return turnips to pan and stir to coat well.)

2. Add turnip greens to skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt.

Grilled Glazed Carrots

Brushed with a sweet-tart glaze, these grilled carrots are sure to wow.

Ingredients:
1 bunch carrots, peeled
1 large orange
¼ cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons butter
Olive oil
Sea salt
Freshly-chopped herbs of your choice, such as parsley, oregano and tarragon

Method:
1. To make the glaze, juice the orange in a small non-reactive saucepan. Over medium-heat, add the brown sugar and butter and cook until the mixture is slightly thickened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Brush the carrots lightly with olive oil and place directly on grill. Grill until crisp-tender, about 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally during cooking. In the last few minutes of cooking, brush the carrots all over with the glaze.

3. Remove the carrots to a plate, sprinkle with salt and fresh herbs. Serve immediately.

Glazed Pearl Onions

The longer these cook, the sweeter and more caramelized they will become.

Ingredients:
1 pound pearl onions, peeled
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sugar
1½ teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves removed from sprigs
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Heat oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add onions. Cook, tossing occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

2. Sprinkle with sugar; season with salt and pepper. Add ⅔ cup water and thyme; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and liquid has evaporated, about 20 minutes.

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