Sweet & Spicy Carrots

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Serves4 people
Sweet & Spicy Carrots

Sweet and spice and everything nice. The perfect carrot meze for a Persian feast.

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  • A gloss of olive oil
  • 6-8 carrots, halved or quartered lengthways
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • A handful of almonds, roughly chopped or crushed
  • 4 dates, de-stoned and chopped
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • A handful of mint leaves, to garnish
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1. Heat a large frying pan. Add a gloss of oil, your carrots and a pinch of salt and pepper. Lower the heat. Sizzle till golden and tender, about 20 mins.
2. When they’re almost done, add the almonds. Let them toast a little, till golden. Swirl in the dates and spices. Cook a bit more.
3. Gloss with a little extra oil, if needed. Have a taste. Adjust seasoning and spice. Serve warm or at room temperature. Garnish with a scattering of mint leaves.
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