Prosciutto -Wrapped Baby Carrots
This is a lovely way to dress up the humble carrot and turn it into something special for Christmas Day. If you can find the purple variety to mix with a orange it is well worth it for the visual effect.
PROSCIUTTO-WRAPPED BABY CARROTS
1 kg mixed heirloom baby carrots, trimmed and peeled
8 slices prosciutto, cut into 8cm-long strips
4 bay leaves
8 strips orange rind
2 tbsp. maple syrup
Sea salt and black pepper.
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Wrap each carrot with a strip of prosciutto and place in two lightly greased large roasting dishes. Divide the bay leaves and orange rind between the pans, drizzle with olive oil and maple syrup and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Cook for 15-18 minutes or until the prosciutto is golden brown and crisp.