Root-Vegetable Wrap

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Credit: James Overbaugh
The National Culinary Review, November 2008


1 cup fresh parsley leaves, washed
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 T. grated Parmesan, divided
2 T. pine nuts
Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste
3 strips parsnip, approximately 5-inches long and 1/4-inch x 1/4-inch
3 strips carrot, approximately 5-inches long and 1/4-inch x V4-inch
3 strips red pepper, approximately 5-inches long and 1/4-inch x 1/4-inch
1 T. vegetable oil
6 large spinach leaves (or Swiss chard)


Prepare parsley pesto by puréeing parsley, extra-virgin olive oil, 1 T. Parmesan and pine nuts in food processor. Season with salt and pepper; reserve. Sauté vegetable strips and pepper briefly in vegetable oil. Remove; pat dry with paper towels. Season; reserve. Blanch greens in boiling salted water. Remove; shock in ice water. Drain, dry and lay 3 pieces each of greens out in rectangular fashion on 2 pieces of plastic wrap. Arrange 3 strips each of vegetables all lying in same direction. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with pesto. Using plastic as guide, roll root vegetables tightly in spinach. Freeze solid;


Sauce/Dressing/Rub, Vegetarian

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