Orange-Glazed Carrots With Mint

READY IN: 55mins
lazyme
Recipe by lazyme

A simple and tasty side dish from Fine Cooking. I don't cut the carrots as stated, I just use whole baby carrots.

Top Review by Elmotoo

A bit too citrusy for me. I would cut the carrots next time as they took forever to cook. The mint added a nice fresh flavor. Made in memory of Lazyme's dh.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups baby carrots
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 14 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped

Directions

  1. Cut the carrots on the diagonal into 3-inch lengths.
  2. Cut thicker pieces in half lengthwise to make them uniform in size.
  3. Heat the oil in a 9-inch saute pan over moderate heat.
  4. Add the carrots and cook until lightly browned on all sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add the ginger, garlic, and shallots and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the shallots are softened, 5-7 minutes.
  7. Add the honey, orange juice, soy sauce and water.
  8. Cover with a round of waxed paper that fits snugly on the vegetables.
  9. Cook the carrots slowly on top of the stove, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender and the juices have formed a glaze, 30-40 minutes.
  10. Garnish with the mint.

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