"Unusual flavor with these carrots," commented one of our potluck friends. "It's really quite good."
There were nods around the table. This is one of my favorite cooked carrot dishes, but it is different and I wondered how my friends would respond. I now know it will be welcomed anytime I feel like making it. I suspect you'll enjoy it too.
8 medium carrots, sliced lengthwise
*1/4 cup red wine vinegar
4 medium garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoo cumin seed, crushed
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
Option: Use cilantro instead of parsley
*If you don't have red-wine vinegar, you can substitute with balsamic vinegar.
1. Bring water to a boil while slicing the carrots and preparing the parsley by tearing off the leaves and chopping with pizza cutter.
2. Add carrots to the water and boil for six minutes, just until tender. Drain, and place carrots in a container with sides.
3. Whisk together the oil and vinegar. Add the garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper and stir.
4. Pour the dressing over the carrots and stir in the parsley. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate for longer marination. May be served warm or cold.
If you have leftovers, pour off the marinate before placing in covered container in fridge.
Good cooking to you,