Rainbow Carrots, how to cook
I thought I’d show you how I cook delicious carrots. They can be rainbow carrots of just bog standard orange carrots
Cooking them in foil in the oven seems to intensify the flavours and obviously it save energy and time using the heat from the oven – winning! And no pan to wash 🙂 Always a bonus
What are Rainbow Carrots?
Do Rainbow carrots taste nice?
Oh yes they do 🙂
They all taste carroty if you see what I mean, however some are mild, yellow ones and the purple ones are so sweet – they are my favourite 🙂 Earthy and delicious
You can get all sorts of colours and I think they look very appealing and offer some variety when you serve with your meal
Have you tried to grow carrots? I haven’t but I’m now thinking about maybe having a go?
Can I use Orange carrots?
Yes of course you can.
They are also very good baked like this in the oven.
It intensifies the flavour – yum!
Cooking En papillote
The French term en papillote translates as ‘in parchment’, which literally describing the cooking method I use here
It means cooking your vegetables (and it’s great for fish too) in a pouch of paper or foil. For veggies I recommend foil
You literally steam the veggies in the oven in their own moisture
You can add many things if you like. I use a little oil, salt and black pepper
But you can add what you like really
- Fresh herbs or dried
- Chilli flakes or fresh
- Lemon zest & juice
- Orange zest or juice
Whatever you fancy!
I think the carrots sign for themselves, so I only add oil a touch of Salt & black pepper
Step – by -step
How to cook your rainbow carrots
Step 1 – prepare your carrots
It’s very important you trim and slice your carrots equally, I like mine chunky, but the important thing is to try and get them all the same’ish (so they cook in the same time)
Step 2 – Grab your foil
Firstly grab your baking sheet and a roll of foil
Take a large piece of foil – almost twice your baking tray length
Pop the foil on the baking sheet and place your carrots on the top – trying to get a one layer (almost)
Add a drizzle of olive oil and season
Step 3 – make your foil pouch
Fold over the foil and turn over the edges making a large foil pouch with your carrots inside
Step 4 – bake your rainbow carrots!
When you are ready pop the baking sheet with the foil pouch on top into a heated oven and bake for approx 30 minutes
When you are ready to serve, carefully open the pouch (WATCH THE STEANM IT’S HOT) and slide into your serving dish
Pop a knob off butter on top and voila!!
And if you like great Vegetable sides
I think you’ll love my Easy Cauliflower Cheese
Oh I love me a bit of Easy Cauliflower Cheese, delicious firm cauliflower smothered in beautiful smooth creamy velvety cheese sauce, topped with even more cheese, so lush! I could eat it all day! seriously
And – Brussel Sprouts – so yum!
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Much Love Clare x
Rainbow Carrots, how to cook
- Baking tray
- 450 g Rainbow Carrots
- 20 g Olive oil
- Salt & Black Pepper
- 10 g butter
- Preheat your oven to 180C Fan / 200C non fan / Gas 6
- Prepare your carrots (I don't peel, just wash)
- Trim the tops off your carrots and then slide into chunky slices I half mine lengthways and down the middle
- Take a large piece of foil and place on your baking tray (twice the length of the baking tray)
- Pop your prepared carrots on top and make a thin layer
- Drizzle with olive oil and season
- Fold over the foil and make a pouch by turning over the edges
- Once you have a sealed foil pouch on your baking sheet, put that in a preheated oven for approx 30 minutes
- Once cooked, be very careful and open your pouch (there will be steam - so be careful) and pop in your serving dish
- If you like add a knob of butter and serve