Friday, January 20, 2012

Roasted Carrots & Malbec

Last night I was browsing in the produce section and spotted fresh carrots with the greens still attached, I LOVE those.  Last Christmas we roasted them with duck fat and they were fantastic!!  I didn't have any duck fat, but I wanted those carrots.  I even felt special carrying them out of the grocery store with the greens peaking up over the top of my bag.

I decided to roast them with coconut oil, and used a version of this recipe from Nutmeg Nanny.  I skipped the dill and "eyeballed" the oil.

Here are some pictures of my adventure.

Love the greens on the carrots!

Ready for prep work.
Here they are!  Peeled, trimmed and roasted at 425 with coconut oil, salt and pepper.  YUM!

Paired the carrots with a Malbec (our house favorite!) Flank Steak and Spaghetti Squash


It was a successful meal, and the kids LOVED the carrots.


  1. Mm I love Catena Malbec! Is coconut oil good for roasting? I always forget about different oils other than olive...

  2. Jessica - it worked really well! I let the jar set in hot water for 10 - 15 minutes to liquify and then used. The family loved them too, and they were definitely skeptical about using coconut oil.