These honey glazed carrots are elegant, delicious and very easy to make. We will be using baby carrots for this recipe. This is a great side dish for any celebration.
The carrots we will be using are truly baby ones. They have long stems which we will cut. We will leave a small piece of stem so that they look pretty. The bagged baby carrots that you can purchase at the grocery store are actually large carrots that are cut with a machine. If you can’t find baby carrots with stems go ahead and use those. They will be great as well.
We are going to blanch these carrots before we glaze them. Basically, all that means is we will be cooking them in boiling water for about two minutes. We will then drain them and place them in ice water. This will stop the cooking process and will keep them crunchy. You can go ahead and do this ahead of time if you would like.
The glazing is very easy and will take only a few minutes. However, once the carrots are glazed you will have to serve them immediately. So try and do this last if you are entertaining.
This is what you are going to need for these delicious and easy honey glazed carrots:
24 baby carrots
1 TBS salted butter
1 TBS honey
1 TBS orange juice
1/4 tsp. orange zest
Bring a pot of salted water to a rolling boil and get a large bowl of iced water ready.
Wash your carrots and cut the stems leaving about an inch on each one. Peel them carefully.
Once the water is boiling add the carrots and cook for two minutes. Drain and immediately transfer the carrots to the bowl with iced water.
Melt the butter in a skillet and add the honey, orange juice and zest. Mix until the honey is melted. Drain the carrots and add them to the skillet. Stir occasionally until all the glaze is gone, making sure that all sides are covered.
Serve immediately and enjoy.
CALORIES 64.27; FAT 2.96 grs (sat 1.83; mono 0.75; poly 0.14); PROTEIN 0.45 grs ; FIBER 1.77 grs; CARBS 9.70 grs; CHOLESTEROL 7.63 mg; IRON 0.56 mg; SODIUM 72.40 mg; CALCIUM 20.99 mg