Carrots are good. Can’t they feel a bit ordinary at times, though? Here’s a fun carrot recipe to spice things up a little.
- 3 medium carrots
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- dash cloves
- salt, to taste
- 1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
- “glug” maple syrup (about 2 tsp, or so)
Cut the carrots into batonnet sticks. Juice oranges to make the fresh juice.
Add the butter to a pan set on medium heat, and then add the carrots and the spices. Allow them to sautee for a few mintues.
Once the carrots are beginning to soften a little, add the juice and the salt and cover.
Allow the carrots to cook until tender, but not mushy. In the meantime, reduce the balsamic vinegar in a pan by allowing some of the fluid to evaporate off at medium/low heat.
Mix the maple syrup into the reduced balsamic vinegar.
Finally, plate your carrots and drizzle with a small amount of the reduced vinegar / maple sauce*.
*The carrots are very tasty without the drizzle, as well.