Roasted Carrots with DEA Harissa Paste


  • 2 pounds medium carrots, ends trimmed, quartered lengthwise and cut into 3-inch segments
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 c crème fraîche
  • 2 T DEA Harissa Paste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Adjust oven rack to center position and preheat to 375°F. Place carrots in a large pot, cover with water, and season heavily with salt. Heat over high heat until boiling. Reduce to a simmer and cook until barely tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and allow to dry for 5 minutes. Set aside. Season crème fraîche with salt and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Combine harissa, cumin, black pepper, and olive oil in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt. Transfer half of mixture to small bowl and set aside. Add carrots to remaining mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to foil-lined baking sheet and spread out in an even layer. Roast until caramelized, about 40 minutes, turning once or twice during roasting. Transfer carrots to a large bowl and toss with cilantro.
  3. Spread crème fraîche on serving platter. Top with carrots and drizzle with remaining harissa mixture. Serve immediately.

Recipe from Serious Eats

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