Maple Glazed Carrots

Maple Glazed Carrots 

 Easy, delicious Maple Glazed Carrots for holiday meals 

Easy, delicious Maple Glazed Carrots for holiday meals 

An oldie but goodie; simple Maple Glazed Carrots are a delicious side dish perfect for any holiday meal. The natural sweetness of the carrots are enhanced, and fresh parsley, a sprinkling of sea salt and black pepper balances it all out. These are the simplest veggies to make! This recipe will show you how to cheat "roasted" carrots without an oven. Seriously they took about 15 minutes from start to finish...and I gobbled them all up right after shooting :) The crisp-tender carrots aren't too sweet and are a wonderful accompaniment to savory entrees. Plus, carrots are super cheap! You can also use colorful heirloom carrots to add more beautiful color to your table. Let's get cookin! :) 

What You Need: 

  • 2 tbsp evoo
  • 2 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4" pieces (about 6 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste (I love finishing the carrots with Maldon sea salt flakes)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup (I have cooked these with Agave and they were delicious as well)
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium veggie or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp organic unsalted butter
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • black pepper to taste

What To Do:

  • Wash and peel the carrots, chopping them into either 1/4" sticks, or 1/4" thick coins on the diagonal. Totally up to you! 
  • In a 12-14" skillet on medium-high heat, add 2 tbsp oil. Add the carrots and cook them until lightly browned and crisp-tender. This should take about 8 minutes. Stir in 1/2 cup broth and 1/2 tsp salt, making sure to stir up any browned bits. 
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook until the carrots are fork-tender. 
  • Once the carrots are cooked and the broth has mostly evaporated, stir in 1 tbsp butter an 2 tbsp maple syrup or agave. Stir until the carrots are coated. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste, and serve with chopped parsley. So easy, right? :) 

I love how vibrant the carrots are! These would be delicious with a splash of Bourbon as well, or even a nob of ginger..get creative with it! These carrots are tender, bursting with flavor...a delicate balance of sweet and salty. A nice little addition to heavy holiday meals :) I hope you're all enjoying the holidays. If you've tried anything from the blog, let me know! I love hearing about your #brokeandcooking experiences :) Have a great week xoxo