The easiest way to make a delicious dish of carrots – serve it raw. Carrots should be washed and cleaned. Then you can grate it on a grater and eat with powdered sugar or add to a salad of fresh vegetables. Original look "ribbons" of carrots, which can be obtained by slicing a vegetable with a device for removing the peel. Such ribbons will decorate any garnish. Cut into carrot sticks served as an appetizer with various sauces-dips.
Initially, all carrots were purple. The usual orange color gave the Dutch vegetable breeders in the 16th century. They brought such a variety in honour of William of orange.
Side dishes of carrots
Fans of a healthy lifestyle if you do not prefer to eat fresh carrots, boiled or steamed. This carrot is well suited for a variety of side dishes. For a couple it is better to prepare small carrot, also called baby or very young roots, old better carrots to boil. From boiled carrots you can cook a delicious sauce, with various spices.
It is interesting to apply boiled carrots, you can use the original hot sauce. You will need:
- 5 medium peeled and sliced carrots;
- 1 tablespoon of corn starch;
- ¼ Tablespoon of grated fresh ginger root;
- 2 tablespoons of butter;
- 1 tablespoon of sugar;
- ¼ Tablespoon of salt;
- ¼ Cup of orange juice.
Sliced carrots, boil in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Pour the boiling water. Combine sugar, starch, salt and ginger in a saucepan, pour orange juice, cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens. Add the butter and let it dissolve. Pour hot sauce over carrots and serve.
Carrots can be fried like potatoes, slices, and it is possible to make it a tasty vegetable pancakes. Beautiful and delicious caramelized carrots. Take:
- 3-4 sliced carrots;
- 25 grams of butter;
- ½ Cup of brown sugar;
- 2 tablespoons of orange juice.
Melt the butter in a deep frying pan, mix with sugar, add two tablespoons of orange juice. In another deep frying pan sauté for 7-10 minutes for carrots. Add caramel syrup, пере6мешайте and remove from heat. Serve sprinkled with chopped fresh herbs, sesame seeds or crushed nuts.
Carrot stew in a part of the stew, and baked.
Carrots are rich in beta-carotene – important for eye health nutrient.
Carrots in soups
Get delicious and elegant soups with carrots. Particularly striking are the soups, puree and cream soups. Try to cook spicy carrot-ginger soup. You will need:
- 4 peeled carrots;
- 1 onions;
- a piece of fresh ginger root length of 2 cm;
- 2 cloves of garlic;
- 1 liter of broth;
- vegetable oil for frying.
Grate carrot on a small grater. Fry in deep pan onions with crushed garlic and grated ginger. Add carrots, cook for about 3-5 minutes, then pour the hot chicken or vegetable broth and simmer about 30 minutes over medium heat. Cool slightly and preroute blender. Serve with fresh herbs, spoon of whipping cream, natural yoghurt or sour cream.
Sweet dish from carrots
The natural sweetness of the carrots is great in desserts. Carrot cooked cakes, muffins, and flavored halva. For carrot muffins you will need:
- 3 tablespoons of butter;
- ¾ Cup wheat flour;
- ½ Teaspoon of cinnamon;
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger;
- ¼ Teaspoon nutmeg;
- 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil;
- ½ Cup of sugar;
- 1 chicken egg;
- 2 grated on a fine grater carrots;
- ¼ Cup of sour cream.
Mix in one bowl all the liquid ingredients – butter, egg, sour cream and sugar. In another bowl, mix all spices and flour. Combine the ingredients, gently stirring with a spoon, add grated carrot. Drop the dough in molds for muffins and bake in preheated to 170оС the oven for 20-30 minutes.