France & Maman (Francoise)

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 A mother-daughter cooking duo from Paris to Brooklyn. Maman & France live 3,626 miles apart but connect everyday over yummy & mostly French recipes. Bon appetit!

CARROT, GINGER & COCONUT SPREAD (by Maman)

CARROT, GINGER & COCONUT SPREAD (by Maman)

Carrot spread

This recipe is what we call a 'happy accident'. Maman came up with this when she found 'tired' carrots at the bottom of her fridge and looked for something to do with them. It was so good that she barely got a chance to taste it before it got all eaten by Papa and my sisters.

The carrot and coconut mix is a match made in heaven - it's slightly sweet and plenty smooth. Bon appetit! 


Serves 4  l  Difficulty: Easy  l  Prep time: 20min  l  Total time: 45min


INGREDIENTS

5 carrots, peeled and sliced

1/4 red onion, peeled and sliced thinly

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

 2 tablespoons olive oil 

2 tablespoons white wine

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Salt and pepper

1/2 cup coconut cream

STEPS
1. In a pan, simmer onion and garlic with olive oil. 

2. Add carrots, white wine, ground spices and salt and pepper. Pour warm water half way so that the bottom half of carrots cooks in water.

3. Cook for 20 minutes until a knife tip can easily go through the carrots. 

4. Drain carrot mix from remaining water. 

5. Blend carrot mix with coconut cream until smooth.

6. Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve with toasts or crackers. 

 
 
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