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Roasted Carrots & Shallots with Oil-Cured Olives & Gremolata


1/2 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
Zest of 1 medium lemon, finely chopped (1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons)
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 pounds medium carrots
1 cup shallots, cut 1/4-inch-thick-slices (3 or 4 medium shallots)
1 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup oil-cured olives, pitted and thinly sliced


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 425ºF.
  2. Toss the parsley, lemon zest, and garlic in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside (this is the gremolata).
  3. Scrub the carrots clean and slice in half lengthwise. If they’re big, slice each half lengthwise again into long quarters. Put the carrots on a large rimmed baking sheet and toss with the shallots, thyme, olive oil, salt, and several grinds of pepper. Arrange the carrots in a single layer.
  4. Roast the carrots, tossing occasionally, until they are tender and ever so slightly browned, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss in the olives and the gremolata. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.

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