Daily Veg: Roasted Carrots from Fatty Cue
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Have you seen the latest Muppets Movie yet? (At least once, I hope?) Then you know the "Are You a Man or a Muppet?" song where Jason Segel's character and his little brother Walter (spoiler: a muppet) sing about their personal identities. "If I'm a Muppet, then I'm a very manly Muppet." That's how I felt about these roasted carrots ($12).
Are you carrots or beef? If you're carrots, then you're very beefy carrots. The carrots, roasted until practically blistered, are coated in an unctuously beefy brown glaze made with marrow, that incomparably rich, scoopable fat-goop tucked into the bones. You almost forget there are carrots in this carrot-headlining dish.
You also have to really like tamarind, which brings a slightly sour stickiness to the glaze. Kaffir lime adds a vibrant splash, reminding you too of Fatty's Southeast Asian flavor profile. It's a heavy, rib-sticking carrot—very beefy carrot (hope you're singing by now)—dish served in a little cast-iron skillet.