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Baby Beets Glazed with Orange, Vanilla and Cardamom

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Baby Beets Glazed with Orange, Vanilla and Cardamom

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Ingredients

  • 23 lbs baby beets, cooked and sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4Vanilla Bean, cut in half or 1 teaspoon Rain’s Choice pure Vanilla Extract
  • pinch of cardamom
  • salt and white pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 1/2 cup orange juice, orange zest and vanilla bean pieces in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare Beets

  1. Reheat orange-vanilla mixture. Dissolve cornstarch in remaining 1/4 cup orange juice. Add to orange-vanilla mixture, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened and clear. Add cardamom, salt and pepper. (Add vanilla extract if not using vanilla bean.) Remove pieces of vanilla bean, scraping seeds into mixture. If glaze is too thick, add more orange juice to thin it.
  2. Pour over beets, glazing beets thoroughly. Reheat, if necessary, before serving.
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is an author, educator, culinary historian, and owner of The Vanilla Company (www.vanillaqueen.com), a socially conscious, product-driven information and education site dedicated to the promotion of pure, natural vanilla, and the support of vanilla farmers worldwide. She also does culinary presentations for food professionals, cooking schools, trade shows, food fairs, and private groups, and is a regular radio and TV guest.

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