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Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons with Tilapia and Pesto

I browse a lot of blogs, magazines, instagram accounts, and websites trying to find inspiration for my own cooking, but the one I keep coming back to is Pressed Juicery‘s blog, TheChalkboardMag.com.  I feel that every recipe or picture I want to recreate or make my own version.  Today’s inspiration is Carrot Ribbons with Sorrel Pesto and Crumbled Goat Cheese, posted on TheChalkboardMag.com from Diane Morgan‘s Roots cookbook.

Click HERE for the original recipe, or follow my recipe below for a meal inspired by Diane Morgan’s.

Carrot Ribbons with Sorrel Pesto and Crumbled Goat Cheese(photo courtesy TheChalkboardMag.com)

Carrot Ribbons with Sorrel Pesto and Crumbled Goat Cheese
(photo courtesy TheChalkboardMag.com)

3 Medium Sized Carrots

1 Parsnip

Tilapia (optional)

2 Garlic Cloves

1/4 Cup Pine Nuts

1/4 Parmesan Cheese

1 Cup Basil (2 Cups if you do not use Spinach)

1 Cup Spinach (optional)

1 TBSP Lemon Juice

EVOO

Salt and Pepper

Ingredients

Ingredients

Using a mandolin or vegetable peeler, peel carrots and parsnip lengthwise to created long ribbons.  Cut the parsnip ribbons in half if larger than the carrot ribbons

Heat a pot of water on stove

Add 2 pinches of salt when boiling, then add carrot and parsnip ribbons

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons Boiling

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons Boiling

(Have a bowl of cold ice water close by)

Cook carrots and parsnips for about 4 minutes, or until tender

Pulse together pine nuts, lemon juice, a pinch of salt, garlic cloves, cheese, basil, and spinach (if using) in food processor until chopped fine

Stream in olive oil until desired consistency (some people like their pesto thicker than others)

Once carrots and parsnips are tender, transfer to ice water using tongs

Soak in ice water for about 5 minutes.  This is a crucial step!  This prevents your carrots and parsnips from being soggy and from overcooking.  DO NOT over look this step!

After 5 minutes, lay carrots and parsnips of paper towels and pat as dry as possible

Transfer to bowl and toss with pesto

Plate and top with Parmesan cheese

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons with Pesto

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons with Pesto

I added grilled tilapia to mine!

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons and Tilapia with Pesto

Carrot and Parsnip Ribbons and Tilapia with Pesto

I hope you make one of these recipes and enjoy as much as I did!

Stay hungry…

 

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