Carrot Shallot Puree

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  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 1 1/2 CUPS
KEY: Spring, Side Dishes, Fast, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dinner

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound carrots, thickly sliced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

How to make this recipe

  1. In a medium saucepan, cover the carrots with water and simmer over moderate heat until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain, reserving the liquid.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the shallot in the oil over moderately low heat until softened, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a food processor with the carrots and 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, season with salt and nutmeg and serve.
Contributed By Photo © Rita Maas Published August 1998

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