Roast carrots with shatta butter

Roast carrots with shatta butter

Ravinder Bhogal gives classic roast carrots a Middle Eastern twist in this side dish recipe, serving them with pistachios and spicy shatta butter. “Sweet carrots with a tickle of chilli heat make for a vibrant side dish,” she says. “If you’d prefer this to be a starter, serve on a bed of labneh or whipped feta.”

Roast carrots with shatta butter

In search of a springtime dessert? Try Ravinder’s burnt honey pannacottas with forced rhubarb.

  • Serves icon Serves 6 as a side
  • Time icon Hands-on time 15 min. Oven time 45-50 min

Ravinder Bhogal gives classic roast carrots a Middle Eastern twist in this side dish recipe, serving them with pistachios and spicy shatta butter. “Sweet carrots with a tickle of chilli heat make for a vibrant side dish,” she says. “If you’d prefer this to be a starter, serve on a bed of labneh or whipped feta.”

In search of a springtime dessert? Try Ravinder’s burnt honey pannacottas with forced rhubarb.

Nutrition: Per serving

Calories
151kcals
Fat
8.8g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
1.5g
Carbohydrates
13g (12g sugars)
Fibre
6.9g
Salt
0.2g

Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño chilli
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 tsp pul biber (aleppo chilli flakes – or use regular chilli flakes but use a little less)
  • Finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1kg carrots (rainbow or heritage if you can get them), trimmed and halved lengthways
  • 2 tbsp shelled pistachios, toasted and roughly chopped
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Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C fan/gas 6. Make the shatta butter (see Know-how): put the jalapeño and garlic in a pestle and mortar with a pinch of salt and pound into a paste. Add the chilli flakes, lemon zest and juice and coriander, mix again, then mash in the butter.
  2. Lay the carrots in a roasting tin and dot the shatta butter all over. Season with salt and pepper, then roast for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway, until tender and caramelised. Sprinkle with pistachios to serve.

Nutrition

Calories
151kcals
Fat
8.8g (4.7g saturated)
Protein
1.5g
Carbohydrates
13g (12g sugars)
Fibre
6.9g
Salt
0.2g

delicious. tips

  1. Shatta is a chilli sauce which is a mainstay in many Middle Eastern cuisines. It is particularly popular in Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian cooking.

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Ravinder Bhogal

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