Make Ahead

carrot and sesame relish

February 28, 2011
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Author Notes

This is just a slurry of raw carrots, apple, shallot, and sesame "emulsified" with rice wine vinegar. But "slurry" to me brings to mind the gray slush of late February while "relish" brings to mind cranberries and other pretty condiments.

This raw slurry (relish? sauce? dressing? condiment?) is addictive and delicious as a thick salad dressing. It's best, I think, on roast chicken or grilled meats because it's acidity works so well with them in the way that cranberry sauce does. If you feel that it's too "light" for your taste, add about a teaspoon of miso. I love it the way it is and often take generous "tastes" right out of the processor.

I hope you enjoy it! —chiocolat

  • Serves 2-4 (depending on how much is left after "tasting")
  • 200 grams raw carrots (no need to peel)
  • 40 grams (about a quarter) apple (no need to peel)
  • 5 grams (about half of a very tiny) shallot (do peel this)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seed
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) rice wine vinegar
In This Recipe
  1. Add all of the ingredients in the blender or food processor and combine. It's done!
  2. Taste for seasoning. If you want a slightly thicker, less sprightly sauce, add a teaspoon of miso.
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