Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Kalyn's Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms Recipe

As promised in a recent Around-The-World meme, here is a dish I bookmarked from a fellow foodbloged. I first saw this great recipe at Kalyn's Kitchen, and then a slightly modified version over at A Veggie Venture.

Here is a slightly "Europeanised" recipe:) A very flavoursome and colourful side dish or a light meal on its own - definitely worth a try. As carrots play a star role in this dish, make sure to use good quality organic carrots.

Kalyn's Roasted Carrots and Mushrooms with Thyme and Parsley
(Ahjus küpsetatud šampinjonid ja porgandid)

400-500 grams organic carrots, cut into chunks
225 grams brown button mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme
Maldon sea salt and black pepper
a generous handful of chopped parsley

Lay carrot chunks onto a medium size oven dish in one layer. Drizzle with olive oil, season with thyme, salt and pepper. Mix to coat evenly.
Roast in a pre-heated 225˚C oven for 15-20 minutes, until carrots start to soften a little.
Add the mushrooms, drizzle with some more olive oil and roast for another 15 minutes, until carrots are just tender and mushrooms softened.
Season and serve with some crusty bread as a light veggie meal, or as a side dish.

Other great carrot recipes to try:
Gingered carrots with feta cheese
Moroccan carrot salad with cumin & garlic
Carrots with rosemary and orange


Chloe said...

i have carrots, i have mushrooms, i can do it!

Kalyn said...

Your photo is just awesome. I'm glad you liked them. Such a good flavor for such an easy dish. I will use the organic carrots next time.

ilva said...

You beat me to it!

Alanna said...

I think it's so funny which recipes people can't wait to "copy" -- carrots and mushrooms, who'd guess? This looks GREAT Ms Pille!

Zoubida said...

Great one Pille, you have a good eye for yummy dishes. Organic carrots are so much better in taste and texture. I'll try this one for sure.

Pamela said...

Love both carrots and mushrooms, definately will try this!

paz said...

Looks terrific!


RedSpider said...

Man, it's breakfast here ... you'll have me thinking about this for the rest of the day. Unkind, unkind.

Aari said...

Teen seda juba teist päeva järjest, tõepoolest lihtne ja imemaitsev! Täna lisasin veel pastinaaki ka, aina paremaks läheb, mmmmm....

Pille said...

Chloe - good! Let me know how you liked it!

Kalyn - thank YOU for a great recipe, much appreciated!

Ilva - I may have beaten you to making the dish, but you'll most definitely take more superior photos, so please, make it:)

Ak - indeed:) But seems that carrots and mushrooms are just a winning combo after all!

Zoubida - I guess fresh carrots from a farmer's market - even if not organically certified - would be as good. But as far as supermarket fare goes, organic is definitely better and more flavoursome.

Pamela - hope you'll be another convert to this recipe!

Paz - thanks! And you'd love this, with all those bright and yummy carrots!

My dear Mr RedSpider - I'm sure you could get carrots and mushrooms for breakfast somewhere in Guyana, no? Welcome to my blog;-)

Aari - tore kuulda! Ise mõtlesin ka järgmisel korral pastinaaki lisada - vahva, et maitseb! Ja aitäh kommenteerimast:)