Fresh Organic Aroostook Root Medley

Our Fresh Organic Aroostook Roots Roasting Medley is a combination of  3/4″ diced organic Maine grown potatoes, carrots, rutabaga, and turnip.  Perfect for roasting and for soups.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes*, Organic Carrots, Organic Rutabaga, Organic Turnip.   * To prevent browning of potatoes we add small amounts of ascorbic acid, table salt, and citric acid.   Organic Certification by MOFGA

Preparation and Serving Ideas:

Perfect Roasted Aroostook Roots:  It’s easy to roast our Aroostook Roots Medley.  Pre-heat your oven to 375 F.  In a big bowl, toss them with plenty of salt and pepper and good extra-virgin olive oil.  Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet, making sure they’re all in one layer. You don’t necessarily need a lot of space in between pieces, but definitely don’t crowd them on top of each other. Put in oven, in the middle or top rack.  Now no rushing.  This is slow-food.  Hang out. And they will need some attention and be turned over a few times over the course of the next 45 minutes to 1 hour to assure the beautiful carmalized brown slightly crusty veggies you are looking for. Every oven is different. If they are browning too quickly, simply turn down the temp.  Your carrots and rutabaga will be the last to become fully tender – taste those to assure all your veggies are fully cooked.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with serving your roasted vegetables as is, but please feel free to fancy it up. A sprinkle of good vinegar is always nice, a brightness to contrast with the deep, dark caramelized flavors. Or toss in some toasted nuts for richness, or maybe some raisins for a little sweet-tart action. Fresh hearty herbs, like thyme and oregano, are killer; adding them while the vegetables are still hot will help to bring out their flavor. And shaved hard cheese, is of course, a strong move.

Want to turn it up a notch?  Add some cloves of garlic, wedges of onion, chopped winter squash, tofu, 1″ chunks of bell peppers, halved brussels sprouts, almost all veggies will be enhanced by roasting.   Some veggies, say broccoli you may want to add later during cooking as to not over-cook.  Remember though to make sure all your veggies are well coated with oil, salt and pepper.

More ways to serve Aroostook Roots:
One of the easiest way to serve our Aroostook Roots Medley is to slide them under your Pot Roast, Chicken, or other cut of meat that you plan to roast or braise.  Easy.  Delicious.  Do it.

Make soup with our MedleyDo you have a favorite Chicken Soup or Beef Stew Recipe?   Use our Aroostook Roots in place pasta or rice from your recipe.

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