4 strips orange rind (approximately
½ cm (3 g) ginger, thinly sliced
3 tsp chilli flakes, preferably
Korean red chilli flakes
½ tsp pepper
3 tsp black sesame seeds
2 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp nori flakes
2 bunches baby carrots with
250 ml (1 cups) rice wine vinegar
250 ml (1 cups) water
150 g (2/3 cups) white sugar
Carrot leaf dressing
80 ml (1/3 cup) orange juice
2 tsp tamari
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tsp honey
80 ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
Micro herbs, such as sorrel and amaranth
Perforated steam containers
Unperforated steam containers
1. Place the orange and ginger onto a universal tray and into the oven on shelf level 2. Dehydrate on Drying function at 50°C for 2 hours, or until dry.
2. Blend or process the dried orange rind and ginger into small pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and process until well combined but retaining some texture.
1. Cut large baby carrots in half lengthwise and slice medium sized carrots into 4 mm rounds. Place carrots into a perforated steam container. Reserve 1 ½ cups of the carrot leaves and wash very well.
2. Combine the vinegar, water, sugar and 1 teaspoon of the shichimi togarashi in an unperforated steam container.
3. Place both steam containers into the steam oven and Steam at 100°C for 4 minutes. Remove and add the carrots to the pickling liquid.
4. Allow to cool to room temperature then place into the fridge. The carrots can be used after 1 hour, leave for up to 6 hours for a stronger pickled flavour.
Carrot leaf dressing
1. Blend or process 1 ¼ cups of the reserved carrot leaves with the tamari, vinegar, honey and oil until smooth.
1. Combine the pickled carrots, remaining carrot leaves and micro herbs in a serving bowl; and sprinkle with a little of the shichimi togarashi
Sustainability tips to make your ingredients go further
• The unused orange half can be used in the ‘Blackened bok choy with sesame and orange sauce’ or dehydrated for the ‘Remains of the day cocktail’.
• The pickling liquid from this recipe can be used to pickle the beetroot stems in the ‘Beetroot and crispy curds on barley cracker’. It can also be reused to pickle other vegetables after the carrots are complete.
• The ginger and orange can be dried with the spring onion greens in the ‘Beef carpaccio with spring onion, caramelised mustard seeds and kimizu’ recipe.
Hints and tips
• Nori flakes can be bought from Asian grocers or made by toasting a sheet of nori in the oven at Fan Plus at 160°C for 10 minutes.