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Benoît’s Carrots with Cumin and Orange

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Carottes à l’Orange et au Cumin de Benoît

This beautifully seasoned carrot dish was on the menu when Benoît Guichard took over Jamin in the fall of 1996. The chef’s secret weapons are orange juice (which adds a point of fruity acidity to the carrots as they cook) and cumin seed, one of the vegetable’s traditional accompaniments.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1½ pounds carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 plump, fresh clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 bouquet garni: 2 bay leaves and a bunch of fresh thyme, tied together with household string
  • Sea salt to taste
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice (juice of 3 oranges)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

Directions

1. Toast the cumin seeds: Heat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the cumin and toast, stirring and shaking the pan constantly to prevent burning. Watch carefully, for the seeds will brown quickly. (Lower the heat if the cumin appears to be browning too quickly.) Toast just until the cumin fills the kitchen with its fragrance and turns dark brown, about 4 minutes total. Immediately transfer the cumin seeds to a plate to cool.

2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the carrots, garlic, sugar, and toasted cumin seeds. Add enough water to cover the carrots by half. Add the bouquet garni and salt to taste.

3. Butter a piece of wax paper, poke several holes in the paper, and place it, butter side down, on top of the carrots. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 minutes. Remove and discard the wax paper and the bouquet garni. Add the orange juice and cook over low heat, uncovered, stirring from time to time, until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. At serving time, stir in the butter. Taste for seasoning and serve.

Notes

Jamin

32, Rue De Longchamp

Paris 16

Telephone: 01 45 53 00 07

Fax: 01 45 53 00 15

Métro: Trocadéro


© 2001 Patricia Wells

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 10 servings and includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

86kcal (4%)
36mg (4%)
10mg (17%)
573mcg RAE (19%)
263mg
14mg
1g
5g
2g
9g
3mg (1%)
339mg (14%)
1g (7%)
6g (9%)
1mg (6%)
 

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