The tool that makes Honey Ginger Rainbow Carrot Roses
People call me the “Gadget Queen” for a reason. I love cool, fun, innovative gadgets. I have quite a few of them. Even before I was married, I hosted Tupperware and Pampered Chef parties just so I could get free gadgets.
However…I am not a fan of gadgets that are not cool or simply don’t work. Those do not have a place in my kitchen. I also am not a fan of large, single use gadgets. While I may have a fabulous kitchen, I don’t need to be taking up space with “stuff”.
I also love anywhere that sells fun kitchen tools, and the International Housewares Show here in Chicago is my favorite! Four days is not enough time to go through the whole thing.
So…this is the gadget I used to make the Honey Ginger Rainbow Carrot Roses.
Honey Ginger Rainbow Carrots for Rosh Hashanah
I frequently talk about making something look like it took all day to do, but with the right tools takes only a relatively short amount of time.
Rosh Hashanah is the perfect Holiday to bring out the Wow. In my last post, Challah Birds with Apple Honey Nests, I talked about trying to make fabulous dishes for Rosh Hashanah without taking a lot of time to do it. Honey Ginger Rainbow Carrots are a terrific example of just that!
First you start with a two pound bag of rainbow carrots. I found these at Trader Joe’s. Initially I looked for big fat ones in the bag, but it turned out that the thinner carrots worked way better. Go figure.
I pulled out my tool that looks like a pencil sharpener. The back actually has a vegetable peeler, so you don’t need an extra peeler in addition to this tool.
Next, pretend that you’re sharpening the carrot…just like you would sharpen a pencil in an old fashioned pencil sharpener. I found that around 20-25 rotations was enough to make a great rose.
I made a whole bunch and lined them up in the order I wanted to put them in the casserole dish I was baking them in. It made the final assembly easier.
I ended up cutting the bottoms of the roses so they sat flatly in the greased casserole dish, then placed them in using an alternating color rotation.
Purple, yellow, white, orange.
Purple, yellow, white, orange.
You get the idea.
I poured a honey ginger dressing over the carrots and baked them. They were beautiful and delicious!
The best part was how gorgeous they looked plated with other Rosh Hashanah dishes.
Here’s the recipe
I used a two pound bag of rainbow carrots from Trader Joe’s, but you can find rainbow carrots at your local grocery or produce store.Print
Honey Ginger Rainbow Carrot Roses elevate simple Rosh Hashanah plates to exquisite servings. All you need is one easy to use tool to make these gorgeous colorful carrot roses!
For the Carrots
- 2 pounds rainbow carrots, peeled
- nonstick vegetable spray
For the glaze
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- dash freshly ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated green onions/chives
- extra honey for drizzling
For the carrots
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Spray a round casserole dish with nonstick vegetable spray. Set aside
Using a large pencil sharpener tool, sharpen a carrot, rotating it around 20-25 times until there is a long curled carrot piece. Form that piece into a rose. Repeat until you have around 24 roses.
Place the carrots in the prepared round baking dish. Set aside.
For the glaze
In a large measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the honey, ginger, salt, pepper, two tablespoons canola oil, orange juice and chives.
Pour the glaze evenly over the carrots. Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of canola oil over the carrots.
Bake the carrot roses for 40 minutes until lightly browned on top.
Remove from the oven and drizzle with additional honey. Serve hot as a vegetable side dish.
I found rainbow carrots at Trader Joe’s, but you can usually find them at your local grocery store or produce store. If you can’t find them, you can use traditional orange carrots instead.
Initially, I tried using very large carrots. I found that the thinner ones (not pencil thin) worked better than the fat ones.
Keywords: Rainbow Carrots, Carrots, Carrot Roses, Rosh Hashanah, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Meat Free
Perfect for Rosh Hashanah
On Rosh Hashanah we say special blessings on “Simanim”, foods that are considered to have significance to increase our merits for the upcoming New Year.
From Torah.org: For fenugreek (or carrots – as the Yiddish word for carrots – Mehren – can also mean “to increase,” this Yehi Ratzon is appropriate as well):
“…that our merits increase.”
Honey Ginger Carrot Roses are a beautiful and Holiday special way to “increase our merits”!
Rosh Hashanah Giveaway
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MORE FABULOUS ROSH HASHANAH RECIPES
Here are some links to more wonderful Rosh Hashanah recipes!
- Challah Birds with Apple Honey Nests
- Golden Beets with Mandarin Oranges
- Apple Pie Parfaits
- Shredded Carrot Kugel Muffins
- Traditional Tzimmes
- Impossible Stuffed Cabbage
- Pomegranate and Apple Rosh Hashanah Salads
What recipes would you like to see for this upcoming Rosh Hashanah? I’d love to get your feedback?
What are you making for the Holiday?
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