Harissa Roasted Baby Carrots

With Cumin Lime Yogurt

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 28 days ago

I blanched the carrots before roasting. This technique was new to me and it worked great. I really like the combination here, a spicy, sweet, and sour backdrop with cumin and cilantro up front. Just a simple vegetable side, but fit to impress.

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What you will need

1 bunch baby carrots

1/2 cup cumin lime yogurt (recipe attached)

4-5 sprigs of cilantro

2 tbsp (30g) harissa (recipe attached)

2 tbsp (25g) olive oil

salt as needed

How to cook

1

Trim carrot tops

Trim the carrot tops. Leave a little green though. It looks nice.

2

Slice lengthwise

Cut each carrot lengthwise through the center.

3

Clean and peel

Rinse and scrub each carrot. I don't like to peel small carrots because you lose too much of the carrot in the process. Just scrape away the skin with a paring knife or a clean dish scrubber. Trim away any darkened stem.

4

Blanch in salted water

Bring a pot of water to a full boil. Be generous with the salt. The water should taste like the sea. Blanch the carrots just until tender, 2-4 minutes.

5

Combine oil and harissa

Combine oil and harissa in a mixing bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine.

6

Toss carrots in harissa

Add the blanched carrots and toss to coat. Season with salt.

7

Arrange on baking dish

Lay the carrots out neatly on a parchment-lined baking dish.

8

Preheat oven to 375ºF

9

Bake for 40 minutes

When the carrots are ready, they should be tender and starting to brown.

11

Chop cilantro

You should only need a few sprigs. I like the texture and flavor of cilantro stem, so I only remove part of the stem before chopping.

12

Plate and serve

You can definitely just toss it all together in a bowl if you like. But this makes a nice plated vegetable dish. I played around a lot before I got something that looked interesting.

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Subaddra Sankruti avatar
Subaddra Sankruti25 days ago ☰
Great recipe & nice presentation👌.
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Ryan Goodwin avatar
Ryan Goodwin25 days ago ☰
Thanks subaddra. I highly recommend this blanching before roasting technique on carrots. Have you ever tried this before? I never much liked roasted carrots, but they're great like this.
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