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Tequila Carrots with Curry Tahini Sauce

If you’ve got carrots in the fridge crisper drawer, and a shot of tequila ready for a toast—you’ve got dinner already started. Tequila carrots with curry tahini sauce are a welcome side dish for any meal. Everyone says these are the best carrots they’ve ever tasted.

Tequila Carrots with Curry Tahini Sauce

About the time the carrots are tender, the tequila has evaporated, leaving the steamed carrots with a certain “I don’t know what.” Transform the humble root, raw carrots, into flavorful, perfectly cooked carrot fingers–the magic happens with agave tequila and orange zest. Drizzle on a creamy dressing and the meek vegetable goes elegant.

ingredients for Tequila Carrots with Curry Tahini Sauce

Booze is an easy way to sell carrots. Tequila carrots are a changeup from Carrots Cooked in Vodka, a recipe in Fast Vegetarian Feasts by Martha Rose Shulman. She said, “This may seem strange at first glance, but carrots, like people, get a nice lift from vodka. Try it.” If there’s no tequila around, flavor your simmered carrots with vodka and a little honey, like Ms. Shulman.

For tequila carrots, use a light gold reposado, nothing fancy. You can use blanco, white, or añejo, just be sure the label says 100% agave. With what’s left in the bottle, you can make tequila carrots again and again. Or make margaritas. or tequila mojitos!

While the carrots cook, whisk together the curry tahini sauce, simply tahini, aka sesame seed butter, fresh lime juice, maple syrup, olive oil, and curry powder. There’ll be enough sauce to dress the carrots, and extra to save for your next green salad.

Tequila Carrots with Curry Tahini Sauce

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  • Tequila and that “certain I don’t know what” sound like a wonderful partner for carrots. GREG Reply · 1 November, 2015

    • You got it! Je nais se quoi…. Reply · 2 November, 2015

  • Can’t wait to make these for Thanksgiving! Reply · 1 November, 2015

    • You will love them! Such color! Reply · 2 November, 2015

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  • It is important to serve your guest something besides the tequila so I think these carrots are perfect. I have seen the other things that people offer but they are not as good. Reply · 3 weeks ago

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