An easy winter side dish that pairs equally well with meat, chicken or fish. The apple cider adds a sweet tartness and a bit of holiday cheer. Pearl onions are closer to a leek than an onion and add a mild onion flavor to the dish. The mint provides a freshness to tie the dish together.
- 3 ounces unsalted butter
- 2 pounds heirloom carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal into 1/8 inch pieces
- ½ pound pearl onions, frozen or fresh (if using frozen be sure to thaw them)
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- 1 cup apple cider
- ½ cup fresh mint leaves, cut into thin strips (you can substitute fresh Italian parsley)