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Grilled honey tarragon carrots

  • 7 small fresh carrots with stems on, peeled
  • 3 tsp (15 ml) sesame oil
  • 3 tsp (15 ml) honey
  • 2 tarragon sprigs, torn
  • 2 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1½ tbsp (30 ml) vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


Grilled potatoes with herbs

  • 3 Yukon gold potatoes (See Note)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp (45 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


  1. Cut the tops of the carrots off leaving only 1.2 cm (half an inch) at the root. Clean the carrots and cut them in half lengthwise. Place into a sealable plastic bag and drizzle with sesame oil, honey, ginger and tarragon. Toss to coat and place in refrigerator until ready to cook. 
  2. Slice potatoes 1.2 cm (½ inch) thick and place into a sealable plastic bag. Add oil, dried thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Seal the bag and toss the potatoes to ensure they are well coated. Set aside.
  3. Preheat barbecue to medium-low heat. 
  4. Oil the grill liberally. Remove the potatoes from the bag and place them directly over the heat. Cook for approximately 8 minutes per side or until golden brown, crispy and cooked through.
  5. Partly through cooking the potato, place carrots flat side down over direct heat and cook for 2-4 minutes per side. Carrots should have golden char marks.
  6. Remove from heat.



• Yukon gold are a mid-sized potato with a creamy yellow flesh. They aren’t commonly available in Australia; Dutch cream is similar, but other potatoes will work too – try sebago or kipfler.