Gingered Honey Carrots Recipe
If you are looking for good value among fresh produce, pound for pound it is hard to beat carrots. They are a root crop that, if kept in the crisper of your refrigerator, can last for months. I have an easy recipe that can really enhance the flavor of fresh carrots because 2 of the ingredients are ginger and honey.
To prepare this dish I start with about 1 pound or 8 medium sized carrots. I cut them into 3 inch pieces that are about ' inch wide. Then I take a fresh ginger root and cut off a 2 inch piece that I peel and thinly slice. Next toast ' teaspoon of cumin seed. Now you can do this by simply stirring them around in a hot skillet for about 1 minute then remove them from the skillet.
Over medium heat melt ' a stick of butter or a substitute and add the carrots and ginger to saut' for 3 to 4 minutes. Now once this is done add a couple of tablespoons of honey and continue to saut' for another 4 minutes until the carrots are tender but firm.
I'm always looking for ways to include honey in my cooking and this recipe is certainly a great way to take advantage of this year's honey harvest.
Now all that is left to finish this dish is to sprinkle the toasted cumin seed over the top and serve it warm. This is a great way to bring out the natural flavor of carrots, making them an ideal dish for any autumn meal.
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