Glazed Carrots with Cider

"A side dish to accompany grilled meat, fish or a vegetarian dish."
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  • Trim the tops and bottoms of the carrots.
  • Peel or scrape them and then cut them into julienne strips.
  • Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the carrots and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Sprinkle over the sugar and cook, stirring for 1 minute or until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the cider and stock, bring to the boil and stir in the Dijon mustard.
  • Partly cover the pan and simmer for about 10-12 minutes until the carrots are just tender.
  • Remove the lid and continue cooking until the liquid has reduced to a thick sauce.
  • Remove from the heat, stir in the parsley and spoon into a warmed serving dish.

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  1. Very nice! The cider gives it a perfect touch of apple flavor to go with the light sweetness of the carrots, while the dijon gives the perfect hint of savoriness. I can see myself serving this often for dinner! Thanks for sharing. ~Sue


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