Having made the julienne cuts of carrots, all you need to do is to take the green part of a spring onion and cut it into very thin strips. Then take a small bundle of your matchsticked carrots and tie them up. If you’re clever with your hands, a pretty bow would be nice, but the best I can manage is a granny knot.
The easiest way to cook these little edible ornaments is to steam them in the microwave for a couple of minutes until the carrots are ready.
Yeah, I know it’s all a bit of a faff, but it really does look quite impressive to plate them up beside some hasselback potatoes in a ring around the turkey.
Of course, a carrot isn’t just for Christmas. You can use this idea any time of year when you don’t mind putting a little extra effort into the presentation of your food.