This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and was one I made just before leaving on vacation with some gorgeous heirloom carrots that needed eating in my quest to clean out the fridge!
If you love smoked paprika, the odds are high that you’ll love these carrots. They’re roasted in a hot oven after they’ve been rolled around in a mix of honey, vinegar, cumin, cayenne and smoked paprika, which I consider a magical ingredient. I use it for its deep, almost sexy flavor and think of its beautiful rusty color as a bonus. However, smoked paprika is only magical if it’s fresh. Give yours the once-over before you use it. Look at its color, which should be vibrant, then stir it or shake it and sniff — if it doesn’t smell rich and smoky, you’ll be disappointed in the dish.
Ok, I was all in for these carrots until I got to the vinegar part. Loved the idea of the rest of the ingredients combined but wasn’t sure about adding vinegar to the mix. My gut told me to use lemon juice instead but I faithfully followed the recipe…
These LOOKED gorgeous – loved the contrast of the vibrant carrots on the Greek yoghurt with the spice/ honey mix swirled in – but there was something in the flavour that wasn’t my fave – yup, the cider vinegar…I tried these both hot and room temperature and preferred them warm but can see that in summer they would be great as part of a salad platter. I’ll just need to figure out something to replace the cider vinegar… Loved the idea of swirling some of the syrup into the Greek yoghurt as a dressing/ dip for these as well…
Making this recipe has definitely given me ideas for a different dish (with lemon zest/ juice in the combo maybe?) – because it certainly is a stunning dish to serve (especially if you use pretty heirloom carrots!).
Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Sweet and smoky roasted carrots on page 214 of Everyday Dorie or here.
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