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Grilled Carrot Salad

with honey, chilli & sultanas

Turn your grill onto a medium heat, with the shelf not too close.

Take a metal tray and place the carrots in along with a drizzle of oil and place under the grill, giving them a shake every once and a while.

They will need roughly 30 minutes. After 20 minutes add 1 tbsp of honey and 1/2 the chilli, chopped finely, coating the carrots evenly.

For the seeds and sultanas, in a dry pan on a medium heat just warm them up so the seeds just start to toast.

When the carrots are ready, remove from under the grill and slice diagonally, divide them over 2 plates, followed by the seeds and sultanas.

Chop the herbs and slice the remaining 1/2 chilli into discs and scatter over. Finish with roughly 1/2 tbsp on honey over each and enjoy.

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This is a very earthy dish where you can really taste each of the ingredients. I have used very small carrots for this dish, only for the reason that there is a green grocer that I go to that has a great variety of vegetables, but they also have lots of undersized or misshapen ones that farmers do not sell to most commercial sellers. So instead of them going to waste I always look there first, and it is also generally cheaper.

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I heard a whisper of a movement towards shops selling the misshapen or undersized produce some time ago when the wastage of eggs was brought to light. I have not heard much since this. Definitely something to look for and to be encouraged when waste is something that is far too common in both producing and consuming.

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Exmoor, Devon
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