Ale Braised Carrots & Shallots
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Ale Braised Carrots & Shallots

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Serves 4

Great as a hearty side dish

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  • 600g carrots
  • 250g peeled shallots
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • Sprig of thyme
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150ml ale
  • 100ml tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 250ml vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Sea salt and black pepper


    1. 1. Peel the carrots and cut into 2cm rounds. Peel and halve the shallots. Cut the celery into 2cm baton lengths. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the butter.
    2. 2. Put the celery and shallots on a low heat and season with the sea salt and black pepper. Add the sprig of thyme. Fry gently until lightly golden brown. (Approx. 5mins)
    3. 3. Add the carrots and garlic and let them fry for 2-3mins turning all the time. Add the ale, tomato juice sugar, stock and parsley and let it reduce as it cooks.

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14th Jul, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! Highly recommend.
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