I think it is really important to have a good vegetable side dish in your repertoire. Of course, you can do the usual steamed or sautéed veggies but I love it when the side dish has as much of an "oomph" factor as the main. Whenever I go to a steakhouse, I find it so boring when people just order the steak and nothing else. I look forward to the creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and whatever other little bits that I can order and THAT is what I feel really completes the experience. So I like to do the same thing whenever entertaining at home. I usually do always have a main protein but for me, the sides hold as much importance as the star dish.

The maple & chilli glaze just totally lifts the usual roasted vegetables from ordinary to something spectacular. It is always important to roast vegetables in a really hot scorching oven. Make sure that your vegetables are not touching each other because they will then boil instead of roast. You want them to get slightly charred.

Instead of just pouring the glaze on top of the vegetables and roasting them, we are using a two-pronged method to ensure total flavour elevation. Aside from pouring a bit of the sauce on before cooking, we are also reducing the glaze in a saucepan and using that at the end after the roasting process.

You can use any vegetables that you have lying around in the house for this. I happened to have carrots, pumpkin and broccoli which is why I used them but you can use absolutely anything. The only word of advice that I would give is to make that that the vegetables have similar cooking times because you don't want some to be overdone and others still hard.  I have tried many combinations and all have turned out absolutely scrumptious!

AuthorAditiCategory, DifficultyBeginner

An extremely simple and elegant vegetable side dish which is totally elevated with a sticky maple chilli glaze.

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 1 cup chopped carrots
 1 cup chopped broccoli
 1 cup chopped pumpkin
Glaze
 1 ½ tbsp good quality maple syrup
 1 tbsp olive oil
 ½ tbsp soya sauce
 ¼ tsp chilli flakes
 1 tsp garlic paste
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
 salt to taste
 pepper to taste

1

Preheat your oven to 210°C. Prep all your vegetables and set them aside.

2

Make the maple & chilli sauce by combining all the ingredients required for the glaze. Give it a good mix.

3

Spoon over 2 tablespoons of the mix onto the vegetables and toss till well coated. Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet. Make sure that they are spread out well and not touching each other. Place in the oven for 15 minutes till caramelised and tender. While the vegetables are in the oven, reduce the glaze over a medium flame till it gets thick and glossy.

4

Place the roasted vegetables onto a serving dish and drizzle with the maple chilli glaze. Serve warm!

Ingredients

 1 cup chopped carrots
 1 cup chopped broccoli
 1 cup chopped pumpkin
Glaze
 1 ½ tbsp good quality maple syrup
 1 tbsp olive oil
 ½ tbsp soya sauce
 ¼ tsp chilli flakes
 1 tsp garlic paste
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar (optional)
 salt to taste
 pepper to taste

Directions

1

Preheat your oven to 210°C. Prep all your vegetables and set them aside.

2

Make the maple & chilli sauce by combining all the ingredients required for the glaze. Give it a good mix.

3

Spoon over 2 tablespoons of the mix onto the vegetables and toss till well coated. Spread the vegetables out on a baking sheet. Make sure that they are spread out well and not touching each other. Place in the oven for 15 minutes till caramelised and tender. While the vegetables are in the oven, reduce the glaze over a medium flame till it gets thick and glossy.

4

Place the roasted vegetables onto a serving dish and drizzle with the maple chilli glaze. Serve warm!

Maple & Chilli Glazed Roasted Vegetables

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