Provençal braised carrots

Provençal braised carrots
Chunks of carrot (different coloured varieties here), braised in a vegetable stock with herbes de Provence and served on a bed of couscous.
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Last modified on: January 27th 2019

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Stage 1 - 15 min.
Provençal braised carrots : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).

Prepare 1 kg 500 g carrots.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Cut into 1/2 inch (1 cm) chunks.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Put the carrot pieces into a bowl and add 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons herbes de Provence, salt and pepper.

Mix well.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
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Transfer to an ovenproof dish. Add add 1 bayleaf and 1 sprig rosemary.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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Take the dish over to near the oven, then add vegetable stock to the level of the carrots.

Stage 6 - 40 min.
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Cook for about 40 minutes, until the carrots are meltingly soft.

If, towards the end of cooking, the carrots are not yet soft and the liquid has dried up, add more stock and return to the oven for a while longer.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Provençal braised carrots : Photo of step #7
Prepare the couscous using the instructions on the packet.

Stage 8
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Serve the carrots on a bed of couscous.
Mixing carrots of different colours makes the dish prettier, but does not affect the flavour, so is not essential.

You can use a poultry stock instead of the vegetable stock, which will give the carrots a more marked flavour.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,745 Kcal or 7,306 Kj28 gr231 gr72 gr
87 %11 %22 %11 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
51 Kcal or 214 Kj1 gr7 gr2 gr
3 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
436 Kcal or 1,825 Kj7 gr58 gr18 gr
22 %3 %5 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Celery, Gluten
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  • For 4 people : 5.59 €
  • Per person : 1.40 €

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