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Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots

I love dressing up tasty vegetables in their holiday best. I had extra carrots left over from my Ciabatta & Sausage stuffing so I couldn't let them go to waste! These maple-glazed carrots are the perfect holiday side and SO easy to make, not to mention they make for a beautiful presentation.

Ingredients:

  • 12 large carrots, washed and tops trimmed, carrot greens set aside for garnish
  • 1 stick of salted butter (8 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 half lemon, squeezed
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon thyme

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash carrots, trim tops and set carrot greens aside. Cut thicker carrots in half, lengthwise.
  2. Rinse carrot greens thoroughly then let soak in a bowl of water and a tablespoon of white vinegar (vinegar optional). This will help rinse the dirt and grime away! After 5-10 minutes, drain greens and pat dry with paper towels. Finely chop enough for garnish.
  3. Melt stick of butter in large pan over medium-low heat.
  4. Once butter has melted, add carrots and cover.
  5. Braise for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until carrots are fork-tender.
  6. Increase heat to medium and pour maple syrup and squeeze of lemon juice over carrots. Cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste, then stir in thyme.
  8. Plate and garnish with carrot greens and serve immediately.

Blue Denim "Feed" apron by West Elm

All photos by Jonathan Stiers ©2015 | Recipe adapted from Saveur Magazine

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