Ginger-Scented Carrots with Tangerine Zest & Chives
This is my homage to the sweet ginger and orange “Thanksgiving Carrots” from my youth. Enough the same to feel like home. But updated for a modern palate.
Today I am getting both a late start and an early start. I got a late start at the Hollywood Farmers Market. We had rain all night and early this morning and I almost skipped the market entirely. Then about 11 am, the sun broke out and the day was delightfully sunny, yet crisp and cool. Perfect autumnal market weather if you ask me.
I am also getting an early start on Thanksgiving. Because carrots are one of those side dishes that must make an appearance on my holiday plate. So I knew that I’d be coming home with a bushel.
Now carrots are a year ’round item at the Hollywood Farmers Market. But this time of year particularly beautiful carrots can be found in an array of colors, sizes and shapes. I love the little round French carrots; so sweet and carroty. They are the perfect size to pop in your mouth like a little carrot bon-bon, and that’s exactly what I usually do with them. So they do not seem quite right for Turkey Day. I need something with a bit more preparation. After all I have friends and family I want to show off in front of. Because at my house I’m the biggest turkey at the table!
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