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Ale Braised Carrots with Shallots

Submitted by Mustard Comms 12 August 2011

Hearty and warming for an evening meal



600g carrots

250g peeled shallots

3 celery stalks

3 tbsp olive oil

30g butter

Sprig of thyme

2 cloves garlic

150ml ale

100ml tomato juice

1 tbsp soft brown sugar

250ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp chopped parsley

Sea salt and black pepper



  1. Peel the carrots and cut into 2cm rounds. Peel and halve the shallots. Cut the celery into 2cm baton lengths. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the butter.
  2. Put the celery and shallots on a low heat and season with the sea salt and black pepper. Add the sprig of thyme. Fry gently until lightly golden brown. (Approx. 5mins)
  3. Add the carrots and garlic and let them fry for 2-3mins turning all the time. Add the ale, tomato juice sugar, stock and parsley and let it reduce as it cooks.

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