Carrots are good raw and crunchy, braised in butter, or roasted until browned and sweet. But if you haven't yet tried grilling them, you are in for a treat. Grilled carrots have a concentrated sweetness like roasted carrots, but retain some of their fresh snap. They also take on a smoky flavor that is especially compelling when dressed with a bright, herby vinaigrette. If you don't have an outdoor grill or even a grill pan, you can cook your carrots in a very hot cast iron skillet to achieve the same charred edges and smoky-sweet taste.
Recipes to Try:
• Balsamic Grilled Carrots at Simple Bites
• Grilled Carrot Salad with Brown Butter Vinaigrette at Food & Wine
• Grilled Carrots with Carrot Greens Pesto at Not Eating Out in New York
• Charred Carrots with Griddled Goat Cheese at The Yellow House
Have you ever tried grilling carrots?
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(Image: Simple Bites)