The carrots are growing like crazy and even starting to shoot up their flowers stalks due to all of our ups and downs in temperature. This recipe comes from the Savory Market on James Island and we LOVE them. They can hang out in your fridge marinating for two weeks, but are ready in an hour too. Eat ’em just like a hot dog, but with no meat or soy! Top with braised mustard greens or fresh lettuce.
6-10 meduim sized carrots, those about the size of a traditional hot dog, washed and with ends cut off.
For the marinade, whisk together
1 cup soy sauce or tamari
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sesame oil
1 tbsp chopped pickled or fresh ginger
1 tbsp chopped fresh garlic
pepper to taste
Boil 5 cups water in a large pot. Cook carrots until al dente, not to mushy ’cause they are nice with just a little snap. When tender, drain boiling water and run cool water over them to halt cooking process. Transfer carrots to storage container. Pour marinade over carrots and refrigerate. The longer they sit, the more they taste like a hot dog!