These carrots are glazed in a pan with honey, lemon and butter to become sweet, tender and aromatic. It is a super easy side dish that goes well with a variety of main courses including chicken, fish and pork but is equally delicious in a vegetarian version on a crispy bruschetta with a slightly spicy cheese or soft brie.
Honey and lemon glazed carrots
- 500 g carrots
- 1 tbsp salt for the boiling
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 30 g butter
- 1 lemon (only the zest)
- grounf pepper to taste
- 1 tsp thyme (optional)
Instructions honey and lemon glazed carrots
- Wash, peel and cut the carrots into rounds up to 5 mm thick. Put the carrots in a saucepan, add plenty of water and 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil and cook the carrots for 8-10 minutes or until tender but not too soft. Drain and set aside.
- In a pan, melt the butter and honey. Add lemon zest and, if you like, a teaspoon of dried thyme. Add the carrots and ground pepper and mix well to cover. Cook for about 5 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are completely tender and aromatic. Sprinkle with parsley or chives to taste then serve immediately.
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Store in the fridge and eat within few days.
lot of love. B.
p.s. If you are looking for another easy and quick vegetable side dish check my Roasted butternut squash with herbs (photo below) or Sauteed potatoes with green peppers (Italian friggitelli) (photo below).