Mashed carrots with Pernod

Mashed carrots with Pernod

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 8
This recipe from chef John Tovey sounds like an odd combination, but Sara wouldn't be without it for her Christmas lunch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal118
  • fat7g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.21g
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  • 1¼kg large carrots, peeled and sliced



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 60g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 2-3 tbsp Pernod


  1. Boil the carrots for 20 mins until tender, then drain and return to the pan. Mash with the butter, Pernod and plenty of seasoning until fairly smooth and most of the moisture has evaporated. Tip in a bowl and cover. This will keep in the fridge for 2 days. On the day, heat in the microwave on High for 7 mins, or in the oven for 20 mins, until piping hot.

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24th Dec, 2018
This is so easy to prepare and makes a delicious addition to any table. The flavour of the Pernod is subtle and not at all overpowering.
6th Feb, 2011
Flavoursome, easy to prepare and doesn't suffer from advance preparation at all. Did the business at Christmas.
9th Dec, 2008
has anyone tried this with ouzo instead of pernod? does it work?!
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