Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepan over low heat. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not brown, about 2 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the carrots, return to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low, and simmer until the carrots are just tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
Pour the carrot mixture into a blender and add the soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Purée until smooth. Pour the sauce into a fine strainer set over a bowl and gently press it through the strainer with a spatula or wooden spoon. Discard the solids. If the sauce seems thick, thin with additional broth to the desired consistency.
Make Ahead Tips
The sauce may be made and refrigerated up to 1 day ahead.
nutrition information (per serving):
3.5, Fat Calories
35, Saturated Fat
3, Monounsaturated Fat
10, Polyunsaturated Fat
Photo: Scott Phillips