Carrot Ginger Stuff

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Author Notes: I started making this stuff a few years ago when we had a mushroom pepper plant (similar to a habanero) that was prolific and the peppers were super tasty ... that plant volunteered back for 3 years but not this year - boo - so this time I used alternate peppers. Use your judgement on how spicy you like things, this version has a nice little back burn but is not too hot (to us). Also I was going to put additional habaneros and call it Bugs Bunny's Butt Burner but Mr L talked me out of it. You can send him your thanks :-)aargersi

Serves lots

  • 1 medium onion
  • 7 large carrots (if you can get organic ones it is worth the extra $$ - their flavor is amazing)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (low salt)
  • 3 hungarian wax peppers
  • 1 habanero
  • 1 large knob of ginger - about 2 inches
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup amino acids (these have a nice mild saltiness - if you can't find them use soy sauce but use less and taste for salt level)
  • olive oil for the pan
  1. Peel and chop the onion and carrots - don't be fancy you are going to grind them up anyhow
  2. Add oil to a big skillet and heat to med - high. Saute the onions for a couple minutes until they start to go clear, then add the carrots. Saute a couple more minutes then add the broth. Simmer uncovered until the carrots are tender but not mushy, maybe 20-30 minutes.
  3. While those are cooking, peel and chop the ginger, also de-seed and de-vein the peppers, and chop them. I usually throw caution to the wind but with the habanero I do wear gloves.
  4. Add the ginger and peppers, amino acids and vinegar to the pan and cook just a few more minutes, then turn off the heat and let them cool a bit.
  5. Now take the whole thing and put it in your processor or blender - depending how big it is you may need to do 2 batches. Whiz it all up - not TOO smooth, taste for salt and adjust if needed.
  6. This is good warm or cold - I am having it warm with a gingered grilled salmon tonight, and Mr L is having it cold on a sausage dog tomorrow.
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about 4 years ago Erin Paup

This sounds amazing!!!

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over 4 years ago cheese1227

Love the name. I great recipe without an ounce of pretension!

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over 4 years ago Sagegreen

I only do wimpy work-outs at our rec center, so I could make this already! I love the idea of warm or cool stuff!

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over 4 years ago gingerroot

Love carrots, love ginger, love your headnote (laughed out loud). Probably won't be eating this before any of my upcoming long pre-marathon races but I am saving and look forward to trying this!

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yeah maybe save it for after race time ... which one are you doing?

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over 4 years ago gingerroot

It will be my first one so I'm starting with my hometown race...I'm registered for the Honolulu Marathon in December.

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over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Awesome - good luck! I have done several halfs but have never felt that 26.2 mile itch ... You could eat some of this before then :-) Just maybe not the night before.

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over 4 years ago gingerroot

Thanks!! I did a half last year and decided after doing a 30k that a half might be the perfect distance...