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CARROT FLOWER GARNISH
Carve a piece of carrot to look like a flower place 3 on each plate as a garnish it is easy to make and can be done ahead of time
Carrots, peeled, you will need 3 (1-inch) pieces per person
Flat leaf parsley for garnish
Lay a carrot flat on a cutting board, and with a sharp knife, cut a 1-inch piece across horizontally. Stand the carrot piece up on the cut end with the largest end facing you. Use a sharp paring knife and make an X cut from the top about two-thirds of the way down. Do not cut the carrot completely through.
Locate on the top side of the carrot where you have made the X cuts, and with a sharp paring knife, carefully carve the carrot until you have 4 rounded petals. Use the tip of your knife to carefully cut out the center of the flower, then carve off the squared bottom edges of the flower. This will allow them to sit at an angle on the plate.
Carefully place them in boiling salted water until they are soft but still firm. Remove from heat, and immediately plunge into ice water. Remove from ice water and drain. They can be covered and chilled at this point.
When ready to serve, carefully toss them in a small amount of olive oil and place 3 on each plate along with flat leafed parsley and serve as a garnish.
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