I have to admit - the idea of a glaze on cooked carrots didn't immediately appeal to me. But I kept bumping into recipes and commenters who raved about how much their kids loved the recipes. So I figured, if kids love it, it can't be too far out there in the Fancy Food Galaxy, right?
Definitely right! I had no idea that I'd like this too, but I really do! The glaze adds a mild flavor to the carrots that actually enhances them and makes them taste a little less... carrot-y? And because it was exceedingly quick to throw together, this recipe would make a fantastic addition to your Easter dinner menu. You could pre-cook the carrots and premix the glaze, then reheat both and stir together right before serving.
Easter Bunny Approved!
Apricot Glazed Carrots
adapted from Allrecipes
2 lbs. baby carrots
3 Tbsp. butter (or nondairy sub), melted
1/3 c. all-fruit apricot preserves
1 tsp. orange zest
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt chopped
fresh parsley for garnish
Add carrots to a pot of lightly salted water, and bring to a low boil. Simmer until carrots are tender. Drain.
Stir and apricot preserves with a spatula, in a large bowl. Stir in nutmeg, salt, orange zest, and lemon juice. Add carrots, and stir well to coat. Sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.
Apricot glazed carrots, the name seems to be quite interesting and good. I would really like to eat it. Let me pin this recipie. Thanks for the share.ReplyDelete