Friday, July 23, 2010

Simply Steamed Carrots

It's in the mid-nineties outside. The humidity is so high you can feel the air you breathe. Andrew took Oliver for an early morning walk and they both came back with their tongues hanging out and panting! I'm staying in and cool!!!!!

Andrew is using a really old fashioned recipe to prepare rib eyes for our dinner. In fact, the recipe is claimed to be over a thousand years old. If it's good, I'll share it with you.

This is what I'm making to accompany the steak and oven roasted potatoes.

CARROTS SIMPLY STEAMED

1 pound baby carrots

Steam the carrots for approximately eight minutes or until al dente.

Just before serving, toss with a good olive oil and heat in a saute pan.

Sprinkle with fleur de sel. My favorite is Le Salinier de Carmargue.

ENJOY!

20 comments:

  1. Going back to the basics of good food is the way to go.

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  2. Your carrots look beautiful! Your wise to stay inside and cool. The heat can be so dangerous.

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  3. It is terrible here. I feel like I'm in Nashville, TN. The carrots look good. Also Norm is coming home on the 31st...

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  4. Sounds yummy! Have a nice weekend! Carla

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  5. They look gorgeous! For some reason cooked carrots are about the only vegetable I can't eat. Mom said they were my favorite when young. Hubby loves them though so I will cook them this way for him!!

    It's supposed to be the hottest day of the year here today, 93. Humid and t-storms off and on. So I'll be staying and cool just like you! Have a great day!

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  6. I love just basic food like you are having tonite and carrots really are my favorite vege.

    Stay cool Bonnie,

    XO Bonnie

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  7. A thousand years old? Rib eye?? Good golly!! As for these carrots, I would not eat any 'cause they are just too darn pretty. Instead I would take several pictures and put them on the wall. In any event, you are making me hungry again. But wait, did you say OVEN roasted potatoes, in this heat? It's almost 100 here, and I haven't been able to turn the oven on for at least a month. But maybe you are using the toaster oven?

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  8. Thank you for visiting my blog. Those carrots of yours look really yummy. Have a nice day. Diane

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  9. Thanks for stopping by. Those are some gorgeous looking carrots. SImple is best when quality is that good, don't you think??

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  10. Sounds wonderful, you just cant go wrong with a simple dish like this made with really good ingredients, I just love baby carrots!

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  11. Look at those pretty bright orange carrots. I'd eat all of them--RAW!

    Stay cool.

    Melinda

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  12. gorgeous carrots!! do you believe my wife wont eat cooked carrots, only raw.....

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  13. Oh, I'm wilting!!!! I imagine we're pretty close on temps-our heat index was to be over 105 today :( I just adore steamed carrots but never heard of making them this way. When cooler weather finally arrives, I'm gonna be cooking up a storm! Thanks!

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  14. It's awful here too! I was outside for barely 20 minutes today, that was all I could stand.

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  15. the carrots are a beautiful side dish to a great rib-eye. I love the way you displayed your young carrots.

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  16. Lovely photo and simple is always a great choice.
    Rita

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  17. The beautiful carrots would make a colorful summer header for your blog! Stay cool!!

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  18. i hate cooking but this is a recipe even i could follow. short and simple.
    on the subject of hubby and dogs, my hubby has taken over the dog ball games since when I go out in our 98 to 100 degrees i get mean and cranky from being hot and sweaty. Jake only chases the ball 6 or 7 times not his usual 20 to 30, his tongue is hanging out and he heads for the kitchen door panting A"C AC AC

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  19. We've been having the same weather here - so very humid. We love carrots here also! Can't wait for the report on the steak recipe.

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  20. Simple things can make what seems ordinary exceptional. That final sprinkle with fluer de sel does tha here. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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