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Rosh Hashanah - Jewish Tzimmes

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Tzimmes, or tsimmes, is a Jewish side dish that is a traditional part of a Rosh Hashanah meal. Carrots, are a favorite, slowly simmered with honey to make a sweet dish symbolizing a sweet new year. There are plenty of variations done with the tzimmes, but the main flavor remains to be sweet.
Ingredients
  Carrots 2 Pound, peeled and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  Prunes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Water 1 (to cover)
  Honey 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large saucepan, add the carrots, prunes, water, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt and stir together, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes.
2. Remove cover and increase heat to medium-high. Boil to cook down the liquid until it forms a glaze on the carrots.
3. Stir in the butter and adjust seasoning.

SERVING
4. Serve warm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Jewish
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Juicy
Method: 
Broiled
Dish: 
Dry Curry
Ingredient: 
Carrot
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Tzimmes, was taught to me by a jew, although not a rabbi, but surely a teacher. He asked me what meat I would love to have for dinner, and I answered a slow cooked brisket. It was then he made and taught me tzimmes with a slow cooked brisket. Surely it was very well blend with the flavors of the brisket and sweetness of the tzimmes doesn't kill the flavors. Truly a jewish delight.
Subtitle: 
Tsimmes

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