Project Description

Aromatic Vegetables

Aromatic Vegetables are an ideal accompaniment to any dish or simply to enjoy on their own.

Serves: 4 or 6 as a side dish
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 8 minutes


3 medium carrots, diced
3 medium zucchini (courgettes), cubed
3/4 cup (90g/8 oz) peas
20 snow peas (mangetout), sliced
100 ml (3 1/2 fl oz) cream
250 g (8 oz) butter
extra butter for sauteing
1 small leek, sliced
1/2 tablespoon each of chopped thyme, chives
basil, chervil and tarragon


  1. Blanch the vegetables (except leek) in boiling water and refresh under cold water. Drain and set aside.
  2. Reduce the cream until it is thickened a little. Whisk in the butter. Set aside.
  3. Heat a little butter in a pan. Lightly saute the leek and then the blanched vegetables. Reduce the heat and add the cream/butter sauce.
  4. Sprinkle generously with chopped herbs.
  5. Season to taste and serve immediately.

Wine: If enjoying this as a side dish, choose a wine to match the main course. To eat solo, try the rich, rounded flavours of chardonnay.

Recipe from Lyndey Milan. the Best Collection (New Holland 2009 and 2013)

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