Apparently, I’m slowing down.
Well, at least when it comes to cooking.
These vegetables take 1 1/2 hours in a 400F (200C) oven – which is a long time for me. Usually, my veggies are done in a half hour or less.
These vegetables were worth every minute.
I made them for my dinner party last weekend – and they were such a hit I ran out!
Since I had guests I didn’t take a photo.
Since they were so good I cut the recipe down for just the two of us and made it again this week.
Aren’t I nice?
This is based on a recipe from ‘the food of Morocco, a journey for food lovers’. If I had any left I would have added butternut squash as there was pumpkin in the original recipe.
I used red onions when I made it for the dinner party, but I didn’t have any left – I still have shallots in the cave.
Roasted Vegetables, Moroccan Style
Total time: 90 minutes
- 3 tbs olive oil, divided
- 6 shallots, peeled, left whole
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled, left whole but lightly smashed
- 1 sweet potato, peeled, cut into long pieces
- 3 carrots, peeled, cut into long pieces
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) chicken or vegetable stock
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp za’atar
- 1 tsp paprika
- Combine 2 tbs olive oil, shallots and garlic in a roasting pan large enough for everything to be in a single layer.
- Roast for 15 minutes, 400F (200C).
- Combine carrots, sweet potato and remaining 1 tbs oil.
- Add to pan, stir to combine and roast for 30 minutes longer.
- Combine honey, spices and stock
- Pour over vegetables, stir gently and roast for 30 minutes longer.
- Remove and serve.
I made this for six, using 1 large sweet potato (I had saffrron white potatoes with the tagine), 18 small – medium carrots, 2 red onions, 6 cloves garlic. I used 4 tbs oil, 1 1/2 cups chicken stock, 2 tbs honey, 1 1/2 tsp paprika and za’atar.
I have had to limit my Facebook time, once again.
It’s starting to be like watching a runaway train: I don’t really want to look but I can’t help myself.
The vast amount of ignorant and just plain stupid comments that come across my feed is amazing. It (almost) makes me wish for more selfies and descriptions of ‘what I had for breakfast’.
I have noticed a trend, though and this puzzles me, albeit only slightly.
Why when the Powers That Be / Food Police / CDC come out with a statement that, for example, explains why drinking 5 quarts of soft drinks a day might be bad for us people ignore the warning, saying they’ve been doing it for years and they’re perfectly fine and they’re not going to let the government tell them what to do, etc.
But, let the same agency come out with a statement saying that bacon is okay in moderation and people jump for joy, decide that bacon is good for us and start eating it by the truckload.
Apparently it’s okay for the ‘government’ to tell people what to do if it’s something they already do and want to continue doing.
Otherwise it’s interfering with someone’s ‘rights’.
Explains tobacco companies.
Doesn’t explain politicians.
(Speaking of which…. I voted in my primary, did / are you?)
Personally, I ignore everything the CDC says and check out the research myself.