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Prepare the Carrots

  • Carrots, with tops 1.5 lbs
  • Unsalted butter 6 oz
  • Baking Soda 0.5 tsp

Prepare the Gremolata

  • Carrot top leaves, loosely packed 0.5 cup
  • Flat leaf parsley, loosely packed 0.5 cup
  • Canola oil
  • Lemon Zest 1 each
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • Seasoned salt

Prepare the Zaatar Mayonnaise

Prepare the Candied Sunflower Seeds

  • Sunflower seeds 0.33 cup
  • Brown sugar 2 Tbsp
  • Seasoned salt
  1. Prepare the Carrots

    • Trim the carrot tops so there is ½-inch of the greens. Reserve the leaves for the gremolata. Peel the carrots.
    • Combine the carrots, butter and baking soda and cook in a pressure cooker on high pressure for 15 minutes. Some of the carrots will be darkly caramelized, while some are still bright orange.
  2. Prepare the Gremolata

    • Fry the carrot top and parsley leaves in canola oil until translucent and crisp, about 15-25 seconds. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
    • Gently toss the fried leaves with lemon zest and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Zaatar Mayonnaise

    • Combine all ingredients for the zaatar mayonnaise and place in a squeeze bottle. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Prepare the Candied Sunflower Seeds

    • Heat the sunflower seeds in a small non-stick pan for about 3 minutes over medium-high heat. Stir in the brown sugar, stirring constantly until seeds are coated and brown sugar has melted.
    • Place on wax paper, sprinkle with salt and let cool.
  5. Assemble the Dish

    • Place the warm carrots on a plate and drizzle with zaatar mayonnaise.
    • Top with candied seeds and gremolata. Serve.
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