Crunchy carrot salad with salted peanuts

Crunchy carrot salad with salted peanuts

a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8406080788/" title="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8511/84060807883b959a75c2z.jpg" width="427" //abr /br /What's your best time-saving tip in the kitchen?br /br /Here's one of mine. Lately I've developed the habit of peeling a big batch - about a kilogram/two pounds or so - of carrots at once. Using my food processor, I grate half of them finely, to be used in soups and various raw salads, meat-based pasta sauces, as well as carrot cakes or muffins. The other half I cut into thick julienne or thin batons or shred coarsely, using either the food processor or my trusty a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000VZ57C?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B0000VZ57C&linkCode=xm2&tag=naminami-20" target="blank"Benriner mandoline/a. These will end up in stir-fries or in cooked salads. The prepared carrots are simply waiting in the fridge, packed air-tight, of course, to be used as needed. We definitely eat more carrots because of this simple pre-planning, and this can only be a good thing, no?br /br /Here's a lovely warm carrot salad using the bigger carrot pieces.br /br /a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8404984309/" title="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad" height="333" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8506/84049843091c8fdf32ef.jpg" width="500" //abr /The combination of carrots and salted peanuts is from Nigella Lawson's book a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0676975488?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=0676975488&linkCode=xm2&tag=naminami-20" target="blank"bForever Summer/b/a. The trick of giving the carrots a quick microwave oven treatment is from a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1557885206?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1557885206&linkCode=xm2&tag=naminami-20" target="blank"Harumi Kurihara/a's lovely book ba href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1557884862?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1557884862&linkCode=xm2&tag=naminami-20" target="blank"Harumi's Japanese Cooking/a. /bHarumi, also known as the Martha Stewart or Delia Smith of Japan (depending whether you're in the US or UK), uses this microwaving method to soften the vegetables in her carrot and tuna salad recipe.br /br /If you haven't got a microwave oven or prefer not using it, then simply stir-fry the carrots quickly in some of the groundnut or olive oil to warm and soften them slightly. Or make this a raw salad instead, though then I would grate the carrots finely and chop the peanuts first.br /br /bspan style="font-size: large;"Crunchy carrots with peanuts/span/bbr /(a href="http://www.nami-nami.ee/Recipe/View/7404/" target="blank"bKrõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega/b/a)br /Serves 4br /br / a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/naminami/8406078902/" title="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad by Pille - Nami-nami, on Flickr"img alt="Krõmpsuv porgandisalat soolapähklitega / Crunchy carrot and salted peanut salad" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8493/84060789022e123887e4z.jpg" width="427" //abr /br /400-450 g carrotsbr /100 g roasted and salted peanutsbr /2 Tbsp groundnut or olive oilbr /2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juicebr /a few drops of sesame oilbr /fresh (Italian/flat-leaf) parsley, finely choppedbr /br /Peel the carrots and cut into 5 mm julienne-sticks or shred coarsely (I used my food processor for that). Place into a microwave-safe glass bowl and blast them in the microwave for 90 seconds to slightly soften and warm them.br /br /Take the bowl out of the oven, drizzle with olive oil and sesame oil as well as lemon juice, then sprinkle parsley on top. Toss the carrots gently to combine with these ingredients.br /br /Serve warm or at room temperature.br /br /buMore carrot salad recipes:/u/bbr /a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2005/11/gingered-carrots-with-feta-cheese.html" target="blank"Warm Gingered Carrot Salad with Feta Cheese/a @ Nami-Namibr /a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2005/12/another-tasty-carrot-dish-moroccan.html" target="blank"Moroccan Carrot Salad/a @ Nami-Namibr /a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2007/01/copycat-alannas-carrots-with-african.html" target="blank"Carrots with African spices/a @ Nami-Namibr /a href="http://kitchen-parade-veggieventure.blogspot.com/2007/01/easy-side-carrots-with-african-spices.html" target="blank"Carrots with African spices/a @ A Veggie Venturebr /a href="http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/11/recipe-for-apricot-glazed-carrots-with.html" target="blank"Apricot-glazed carrots with ginger and curry/a @ Kalyn's Kitchenbr /a href="http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2010/06/recipe-for-spicy-shredded-carrot-salad.html" target="blank"Spicy shredded carrot salad/a @ Kalyn's Kitchenbr /a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/orangeblossomcarrotsalad/" target="blank"Orange Blossom Carrot Salad/a @ Simply Recipesbr /a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/classiccarrotsalad/" target="blank"Classic Carrot Salad/a @ Simply Recipesbr /a href="http://trembomenglishversion.blogspot.com/2006/05/beautiful-carrot-and-peanut-salad.html" target="blank"Beautiful carrot and peanut salad/a @ Trembombr /a href="http://www.leftoverqueen.com/2009/06/15/recipe-for-shredded-carrots-caribbean-carrot-salad" target="blank"Caribbean carrot salad/a @ The Leftover Queenbr /a href="http://nami-nami.blogspot.com/2006/08/peanuts-carrots.html" target="blank"Peanuts and carrots/a @ Nami-Nami (same recipe, posted back in 2006)div class="blogger-post-footer"© 2007 Nami-nami foodblog, nami-nami.blogspot.com This RSS Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. 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