Orange-Glazed Carrots
How little it takes--honey, orange and lemon juices, a dab of butter and hints of spice--to transform carrots from the ordinary to the extraordinary.

  • 4 cups diagonally sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Large pinch of cinnamon
  • Large pinch of nutmeg

1. In large covered skillet, bring 1 inch of water to a boil over high heat. Add carrots and return to a boil, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Reserving 1 tablespoon of cooking liquid, drain carrots in a colander.

2. Wipe skillet dry. Add reserved cooking liquid, honey, lemon juice, orange juice concentrate, butter, orange zest, pepper, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and place over medium heat. Cook mixture, stirring, until heated through.

3. Add carrots and toss until glazed and heated through. Serve hot.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 105 calories, 2.1g total fat, 1.2g saturated fat, 0.6g monounsaturated fat, 0.2g polyunsaturated fat, 3.6g dietary fiber, 1g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 5mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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