Monday, August 26, 2013

Ginger Honey Dill Carrots

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Is anyone else getting a ton of multicolored carrots in their farm share? I always assumed carrots were more of a winter thing, but this summer has yielded more carrots than I've ever had in my possession. And not those bloated, so-orange-they-seem-fake carrots of supermarket produce... no, these are spindly, slightly sweet, earthier carrots with a bit of good New England dirt still clinging to their slight curves. And not just orange--I never knew that carrots came in such a rainbow of colors! Purple and yellow are also staples.

My problem is, I keep grabbing them when I see them at the Farmer's Market, forgetting I already have at least two bunches waiting to be eaten in the crisper. Oops. If anyone knows what to do with carrot greens, please let me know, as they keep taking up space in my fridge.


So, carrots have been a plentiful side at most meals in my house. I decided to forgo my typical ginger carrots--simmer in gingerale until carrots are tender and gingerale has reduced to a sauce--and get a little more adventurous. Roasting is my favorite way to prepare veggies, so I went with that and experimented a little.

Here I combined the ginger flavors with another favorite way to prepare carrots--dill. It may sound weird at first, but trust me. Somehow, this all just works.

Roasted Ginger Honey Dill Carrots
1 bunch assorted carrots (fresh from the Farmer's Market or organic "rainbow carrots" to get the nice color variety)
3 tbs olive oil
sea salt
2 tbs grated ginger
3 tbs honey
2 tbs melted butter
1-2 tsp dried or fresh dill

-Preheat oven to 350. Wash and trim carrots. If you like, peel the carrots. I found the skins to be thin and not too "dirt" tasting, so I left them on.

-Toss with olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt. Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until edges begin to blacken--about 15-20 mins.

-In a separate bowl, whisk together the honey, butter, and ginger. When carrots are done, drizzle over the top and sprinkle with dill. Let sit for a few minutes to let the flavors meld. Serve immediately.

30 comments:

  1. I just bought too many carrots at the farmers' market this weekend. I needed 1 1/2 pounds for a recipe and still have another pound left. This looks like a great way to use them up!

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  2. These look great!! They look a million times better than the cracked, dried od fat things I get in the wintertime, so yay for farmer shares :) I love the dill, I bet it goes great.

    I've had the carrot top problem, too, but this summer Bon Apetit printed this Carrot Top Pesto recipe and it works so well! http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/roasted-carrots-with-carrot-top-pesto Let me know what you think!

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  3. yum i love roasting carrots and love the flavor combo you paired it with!

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  4. I love dill, these carrots sound awesome. I've been too lazy to make it to the farmers marker, so I'm just going to drool over the pretty colored carrots you get!

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  5. These look so delicious, I can't wait to make them! I'm so glad I just discovered your blog, by the way. Your recipes are great! :-*

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  6. These look insanely good! I love how roasted carrots kind of, sort of, taste like butternut squash.

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  7. Oh, I have a big bunch of carrots in my fridge and was running out of novel things to do with them, so this recipe will go to very good use in my kitchen!

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  8. These carrots look so very good, my friend. What a great way to use those colorful stalks! Thank you for sharing! I'm all about honey and dill!

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  9. Geez these look delicious! And just so rustic, if that makes sense! YUM!!

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    1. Yeah, fresh from the dirt carrots DO look a bit rustic ;) Thanks!

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  10. I can roast veggies like a BOSS, but these carrots roasted in both ginger and honey makes you the new roasting BOSS. Love!

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  11. i adore roasted carrots--will have to try your flavor combo. i usually just use pepper & some rosemary.

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  12. So jealous of your beautiful carrots! I haven't seen any like that around where I live. They look amazing roasted like that.

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    1. Check some farmers markets! I'd never seen them either.

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  13. Stunning. Flatpac and Archie would be jealous that I ate their carrots but I will be buying a bunch for us next time I'm at the fruit and veg shop :)

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    1. Awesome! Maybe give them a nibble, they might enjoy it ;)

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  14. Oh man, I'm kind of dying over how fantastic these look. A little caramely and so pretty and colorful. That means they must taste out of this world! Must. Try. Now!

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  15. We have a bunch of carrots to pick and are always looking for new ways to use them, so I'd love to try these ginger honey dill version!

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  16. These are seriously gorgeous. I love coloured carrots but they are so hard to find here.

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