Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 8 mins

From the Good Friends' Cookbook. Very few ingredients but delicious. Use the best carrots you can find-organic preferably.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut diagonally 1/4-inch thick
  • 14 cup butter
  • 4 teaspoons orange zest, freshly grated and finely minced
  • 8 whole cardamom pods, shelled and seeds pounded in a pestle and mortar (or 1/2-1 tsp. ground cardamom)
  • salt


  1. Steam carrots for 5 to 7 minutes or just until tender and still bright orange.
  2. Melt butter in saute pan over medium heat; add grated orange rind and cardamom and saute 1 minute.
  3. Toss carrots in butter mixture until heated through. Add salt to taste.
  4. Transfer to serving dish and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Enjoyed the citrus notes in this side. A very easy side to make. I did make with organic carrots so no need to peel just wash and slice. Thanks!

Rita~ September 14, 2010