STREAMING NOW: Chuck's Week Off

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is a beautiful and tasty way to make your diners pay attention to their vegetables! The combination of carrots, celery and turnip provides a mild but flavorful side dish. Take advantage of the seasons, altering the herbs and vegetables to follow your inspiration - tender asparagus spears with chives or chervil in the spring or wild mushrooms with rosemary in the fall.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Reserve 4 sprigs of tarragon for garnish. Remove the leaves from the remaining tarragon sprigs and chop them.
  2. With a chefs knife, cut the carrots, celery stalks and turnip into julienned strips about ¼"x ¼" by about 3" long.
  3. Make a parchment paper lid to fit the saute pan: Fold a square of parchment in half, triangularly, then in half again. Fold it over once or twice more to form a slender cone.
  4. Holding the paper cone over the pan with the tip hovering over the center, use the edge of the pan as a gauge to cut the cone. (Alternately trace a circle around an inverted saucepan onto the paper and cut the just inside the circle so that it will fit inside the saucepan).
  5. Unfold the paper round.
  6. Warm the butter until soft and brush a little over the paper round. Heat the remaining butter in the saute pan. Add the vegetable julienne and the herbs. Salt and pepper to taste and stir.
  7. Set the paper round on the vegetables, butter-side down. Cover the pan with the lid and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are crisp-tender, 15-20 minutes, taking care not to burn them.
  8. Serve immediately.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a