Carrot Mash w/ Orange & Mint

beautiful in colour.
lovely and sweet in flavour.
this new take on mashed carrots courtesy of Fine Cooking, brings a refreshing twist to an already loved vegetable. 

 perfect served alongside a roast chicken dinner, or even lamb.  enjoy!  xo

Carrot Mash w/ Orange & Mint

2lb. carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
kosher salt
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
2 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 tsp finely grated orange zest; more as needed
hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste

Put the carrots in a 4-quart saucepan with enough cool water to cover by at least 1 inch.  Add 1 tsp salt and bring to a boil.  Turn the heat down and cook at a gentle boil until the carrots can be easily pierced with a fork, about 25 minutes.
Drain well in a colander, letting the steam rise for a few minutes.  Meanwhile, heat the butter, cream, oil, mint, orange zest, 1/2 tsp salt, and a dash of hot sauce in the saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted.
For a rustic texture, return the carrots to the pan and mash with a potato masher to the consistency you like.
For a smooth texture, puree the carrots in a food processor until smooth and then add them to the pan, stirring well to combine.
Season to taste with more orange zest, salt, or hot sauce before serving.

Yields 4-6 servings
recipe courtesy Fine Cooking


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