Lately I’ve been making an attempt to department out past my garlic and onion obsession and play with new flavors. Miso is one thing I haven’t experimented with up to now, however I’ve needed to probe for ages. So the opposite day I picked up a small container of white miso (the milder selection) and whipped up these tremendous easy Maple Miso Roasted Carrots.
The maple miso butter that drenches the carrots and caramelizes whereas the carrots roast is an amazingly wealthy and has an virtually caramel-like taste. If you’re not into carrots, these flavors would go equally as properly with candy potatoes and even candy winter squashes like butternut or acorn. The quantity of maple miso butter within the recipe beneath would in all probability be sufficient for as much as 1.5 lbs. of carrots, candy potatoes, or squash, so you possibly can in all probability get somewhat extra milage out of it and scale back the associated fee per serving much more (I solely had 1 lb. of carrots available).
I made these carrots to go in my weekly meal prep bowl, however you’ll have to attend till Sunday to see what I paired them with! 😉 In the imply time, listed here are another dishes that these carrots would pair fantastically with: Slow Cooker Sesame Beef, Soy Marinated Tofu Bowls, Slow Cooker 5 Spice Chicken, or Stir Fry Beef Noodles.
Oh, and yet another be aware. Both miso and actual maple syrup are positively pricier substances, however as a result of they’re each potent in taste and extremely shelf steady (refrigerate them after opening), I’m able to work them into my funds. I exploit solely a small quantity in a recipe and the leftovers might be saved for the subsequent recipe as a substitute of going to waste.
Never heard of miso? Here is an efficient miso primer to get you began. 🙂
Maple Miso Roasted Carrots
Maple Miso Roasted Carrots
These Maple Miso Roasted Carrots are candy, savory, and wealthy, and make an important aspect dish to any Asian impressed meal.
actual maple syrup
grated recent ginger
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. In a bowl, mix the miso, maple syrup, melted butter, grated ginger, and soy sauce. Stir them collectively till easy.
Peel and slice the carrots into about 1-inch sections (for thicker components of the carrots, minimize them barely shorter, for thinner components of the carrots, minimize them barely longer). Place the carrot items on a non-stuck baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with foil.
Pour the maple miso butter over the carrots and stir the carrots till they’re evenly coated. Spread the carrots out over the sheet so there’s a little little bit of area between each bit. This is vital to the caramelization of the maple miso butter.
Roast the carrots within the oven for 15 minutes, then stir. Make certain to unfold them again out after stirring, then return them to the oven for an extra 15 minutes. If the carrots are properly golden brown at that time they’re completed. If not, stir yet another time and roast for an extra 5-10 minutes to attain browning.
The maple miso butter across the edges will burn barely. Just make sure that to not scrape that half up when stirring or serving the carrots. You do need some browning of the maple miso butter to attain the caramelized taste.
Step by Step Photos
Begin by preheating the oven to 400ºF. In a bowl, stir collectively 2 Tbsp white miso, 2 Tbsp actual maple syrup, 1 Tbsp melted butter, 1 tsp recent grated ginger, and 1 tsp soy sauce.
Peel and slice one pound of carrots into roughly 1-inch sections. You need the items as near the identical measurement as doable so that they roast in an excellent method, so minimize the thicker components of the carrots into shorter items and the thinner components of the carrots into barely longer items.
Drizzle the maple miso butter over the carrots and stir the carrots till they’re evenly coated.
Spread the carrots out on a non-stick baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with foil (for simple cleanup) and ensure the carrots are spaced out a bit. If they’re too shut collectively the maple miso butter gained’t caramelize correctly.
Roast the carrots within the totally preheated 400ºF oven for 15 minutes, give them a superb stir, unfold them out once more, and roast for an extra 15 minutes. At that point verify to see when you have any browning motion. If not, stir once more and roast for an additional 5-10 minutes, or till the maple miso butter is brown and jam-like. The maple miso butter across the edges will burn somewhat, so simply make sure that to not scrape up that half as you stir.
And that’s it! The Maple Miso Roasted Carrots are able to serve. 🙂 I garnished with a number of sliced inexperienced onions for colour, however they’re not needed for taste. These candy and salty carrots are wonderful on their very own!