Quick Glazed Carrots

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Main Ingredients:

  • 1 lb carrots, cut into coins or sticks
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbs parsley, dill or basil
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Combine the carrots with the olive oil in a small saucepan.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Add 1/3 cup water or white wine or veggie broth.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover and turn the heat to low so the carrots simmer.
  5. Simmer for 10-20 minutes (or until the carrots are tender and the liquid is nearly gone).
  6. Uncover and boil off the remaining liquid.
  7. Add the lemon juice.
  8. Stir in the herbs.
  9. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.

Variations & Notes:

Balsamic-glazed Carrots with Garlic:
Use balsamic vinegar in place of the water and add 5-10 whole garlic cloves along with the carrots. Proceed with the recipe and add water if the mixture dries out before the carrots are done.

Maple-glazed Carrots with Pecans:
Add 3 tbs. maple syrup and 2 tbs water to the mixture in step 1. Add up to 1 cup chopped and toasted pecans.

Orange and Ginger Carrots:
Add 1 tbs of freshly minced ginger to the initial mix. Use freshly squeezed orange juice in place of water. Garnish with 1-2 tsp. of grated orange and / or lemon zest.

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