Carrots make a great side dish that is easy to cook with a few ingredients. The carrots from last week’s CSA share can be cut into matchsticks or smaller vertical slices to cook more quickly in this orange glazed carrot recipe. I peel them to remove the extra roots with a simple carrot peeler. The oranges are extremely juicy and can make almost 1/4 per orange. Perfect match of food.
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Orange Glazed Carrots
2 lbs Carrots, cut into matchsticks or vertically thin strips
2 tblsp unsalted butter
1 cup Fresh Orange Juice (4 to 5 oranges)
3 tblsp Maple Syrup
1 tblsp fresh Thyme
1/2 tsp salt and pepper
Boil a large pot of water, add the carrots and salt. Simmer for 8 minutes and drain well. Melt butter in large skillet until the foam subsides. Add carrots and saute for 60 seconds. Add orange juice, maple syrup, thyme and seasoning. Continue on the stove until the liquid is reduced and the carrots are tender. This should be 1o minutes.