Beautiful, glazed carrots with honey and butter are easy to make yet special enough to make a statement on any holiday table! They are so hard to resist, you’ll make them all year round.
Some vegetables, become favorites for different reasons. I’m a veggie lover, so having an affinity for carrots was easy. What I mean is, I love carrots as an appetizer served with dips and as a crispy, crunchy side when I’m enjoying something a bit spicy. You know, when we dig into buffalo wings or sliders, you just have to have that little orange spear! Carrots are one of my favs when I need an afternoon snack. I keep a container of washed and prepped carrots in the fridge to munch on or use in salads. And then, I love carrots when they’re fancied up as a side dish.
This recipes starts off with simply cooking the carrots in either vegetable or chicken stock. They become tender and the stock adds a depth of flavor that’s outstanding. After that, it’s just a matter of adding a few more basic, pantry ingredients to bring out even more flavor. Once the honey and butter is added, well…that’s when the magic happens. A luscious, rich glaze develops and coats each and every little carrot coin. It’s a beautiful thing. This dish is a wonderful addition to any holiday meal yet so easy to make that it’s perfect for a supper any night of the week.
More great side dishes for the holidays or a weeknight meal ~
- Twice Baked Potato Casserole
- Southern Style Green Beans
- Marinated Tomatoes
- Fruit Salad For A Crowd
- Squash Casserole
- 2 pounds carrots - washed and peeled
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Slice carrots on bias and place in a deep skillet. Add salt, sugar and stock then bring to a boil. Cover with lid and reduce to simmer for 5 minutes.
Remove lid and increase heat to low boil. Reduce liquid by half. Add butter and honey, stirring to coat carrots. Continue to cook until glaze develops. Remove from heat, stir in lemon juice. Serve immediately.
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