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Roasted heritage carrots with crispy pancetta Recipe

Colourful ribbons of heritage carrot with carrot puree, pancetta and parsley.

  • Preparation
    10mins
  • Cooking time
    25mins
  • Rest time
    5mins
Rate this recipe
(13 votes) 4.4/5
Ingredients
Pour people
  • For the vegetables
  • Violette carrot(s) : 6 whole
  • Yellow carrot(s) : 6 whole
  • Carrot(s) : 6 whole
  • Shallot(s) : 2 whole
  • Garlic clove(s) : 2 whole
  • Double cream : 1500 ml
  • Olive oil : 40 ml
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Maldon salt : 6 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 6 Turn
  • For the meat
  • Pancetta slice(s) : 12 whole
  • For the garnish(es)
  • Flat leaf parsley : 0.25 bunch
  • Olive oil : 10 ml
  • Maldon salt : 3 pinch(es)
  • Freshly ground black pepper : 3 Turn
Method
  • 1. FOR THE VEGETABLES:

    Take two of each coloured carrots and slice finely with a peeler or a mandolin. Then take the remaining 4 violette carrots and yellow carrots and roast at 180'C for 20 minutes with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.

    Peel and finely dice the remaining orange carrots. Finely dice the shallots and garlic, and sweat in olive oil for 5 minutes. Then add the carrots and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes. Season and add a splash of water.

    Finish by adding the cream and cook until tender. Then blend until smooth.

    Marinate the carrot ribbons in oil and lemon juice and zest.

  • 2. FOR THE MEAT:

    Place the pancetta between two baking trays lined with baking paper and cook in the oven for 8 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of kitchen paper to drain the oil. The pancetta will crisp up as it cools.

  • 3. FOR THE GARNISH:

    Pick the parsley leaves. Dress in oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • 4. TO PLATE:

    Garnish the plate with swipes of puree, piles of ribbons and roasted carrots. Top with crispy pancetta and parsley leaves.

Chef's tip

«When heritage carrots are not in season you can just use regular carrots. »

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