Carrots are a nutritious and delicious vegetable. Eating them gives people numerous benefits such as a boost in vitamins like vitamin K, potassium, and even acts as an antioxidant that helps the dirty or unhealthy stuff out of people.
Carrots are healthy for consumption no matter how you look at it.
Much like Popeye popularized spinach, carrots came into prominence because of an animated bunny named Bugs. For that, the Carrot Recipes team is deeply indebted to Bugs. (Though they aren’t really healthy for bunnies.)
However, oftentimes, carrots are still overlooked and ignored. Some people don’t see the carrot as an ingredient that can be the main part of their dishes.
Let’s change that, shall we? Today, we’ll present to you easy to make and delicious carrot-based dishes that people can prepare.
The first dish we’ll talk about is an orecchiette. This is a pasta that people from South Italy love to make.
For the carrot aspect, we’ll top the orecchiette with several rosemary carrots. First, we have to make the rosemary carrots. With an oven preheated to 450 degrees, all you have to do is toss the carrots, oil, and rosemary in a bowl.
It will only take about 25 minutes. Afterwards, you should think about putting some honey on it for some added sweetness to every bite. In exchange for oil, you can also consider using butter.
You can actually prepare these carrots at the same time you prepare the orecchiette. Make sure to drain them afterwards.
Once done for both, just mix them together and toss it well so that the tastes spread around. When serving, place some fine parmesan, as is the usual practice.
This recipe will take you just a good 25 minutes to prepare.
Grilled Lamb with Carrots Puree
Next up we have grilled lamb with carrot puree. The carrot puree will serve as sort of a fine sauce that will really give an added layer of flavor to lamb.
Much like the previous recipe, we should start this one with the preparation of the carrots. In order to start the puree process, we need to steam the carrots for a little over 10 minutes. You’ll know when the carrots are ready when they are nice and soft.
Afterwards, place the carrots into a food processor. Activate it until it is nice and smooth like a puree. However, before you do, place some oil, lemon juice, and even some red peppers into it. Place a pinch of salt as well.
For the lamb, start the heat of your grill pan until it reaches a medium heat. Before cooking, season it with salt and pepper.
You need to cook the lamb while it is covered. You may need a thermometer sticking out to show you when it is ready. It should be ready when the temperature reaches 130 degrees.
When ready, pour your puree on top. You may choose to add some almonds.
This specific dish will only require only 30 minutes of your time. About a third of this time will be spent just waiting for the different ingredients to cook or be prepared.
These are only a few simple carrot recipes that you can do. We hope that you enjoy making them and that it turns out delicious for you.