Introduction: Pesto Di Carota

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A colourful pesto made from carots.

Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 600grams carots
  • 200ml broth
  • 10grams ginger
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 seeds coriander
  • 2 peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoons pistachios
  • 2 cardamom capsules
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Lime juice

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Step 2: Preparing Carots

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Remove the green, then wash, scrub and towel the 600grams carrots, mince them. Put them into the coquelle or saucepan and set aside.

Step 3: Preparing Rhizomes

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Grate ginger after removing the peel with a spoon. Use disposable gloves for the curcuma, it colours everything orange. Mince the curcuma and the garlic and add all 3 to the carrots.

Step 4: Preparing the Spices

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Remove the shells from the pistachios and cardamom. Take a mortar and pestle, add the pistachios, the 2 peppercorns, the content of the cardamom capsules and the 2 coriander seeds.

Step 5: Preparing the Broth

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Take a stock cube or whatever you use to make a broth and prepare 200ml (1cup) water with it. Bring it to a boil and add an extra 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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Step 6: Preparing the Canning Jars

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Put them into a bowl with boiling water and dry them upside down on a clean spread out kitchen towel.

Step 7: Saute Carots

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Saute the minced carrots in a saucepan with 1 teablespoon of the olive oil. You need to stir them, that is why you haven't done this step while you prepared all other ingredients.

Step 8: Mix

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When the carrots start caramelising, add the pestled nuts and spices with the broth. If you like you can add fresh herbs from your garden.

Step 9: Blend

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Time to take out the hand held blender and puree everything. Remove from heat, then add the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, sprinkle some lime juice on top and stir until smooth.

Step 10: Bottling

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Use a canning funnel to fill the pesto into the canning jars. Close the lids, turn the glasses upside down and cover with the kitchen towel to keep the heat. After 1 hour store in a fridge or in a cold and dark place. Use within 3 days after opening a jar.

Step 11: Using As Pesto

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It works well just to put it into a pan and then add freshly cooked pasta or vegetables to it. The taste is not too sweet and the texture is sticky like a pesto. Enjoy your meal!

Comments

zuMikkebe (author)2017-08-24

Seems very tasteful, probably I'll skip the coriander because I don't like a lot but I love the rest, what do you think if I use some cloves instead? I can't find in the ingredients list how much curcuma is needed, I read it over and over but I have not found that

Joerg Engels (author)zuMikkebe2017-08-28

It's in the ingredients picture and 1 root weighs less than 10grams, that's why I left it out. It was only added to the recipe because it enriches the orange colour. Keep the coriander seeds because they contain selenium and manganese, important micronutritients. These 2 seeds are not really noticeable in 600grams pureed carrots.

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