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Want a fast, easy and delicious way to serve carrots? Give this recipe a try. Often times the simplest recipes produce the best results. Hence this recipe. Many years ago my new in-laws were coming for dinner. I was going to make an easy chicken n’ rice dish and wanted a simple yet tasty way to serve carrots. I didn’t have time to go to the grocery store so I made do with what I had on hand. The end result was this recipe for honeyed carrots.
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Carrots are often overlooked as a stand alone vegetable, usually served in addition to other vegetables. A vegetable medley if you will or added to soups and stews along with other aromatic vegetables such as celery, onions, green peppers and potatoes. Carrots are always included in a mirepoix; mirepoix.
What is a Mirepoix?
Mirepoix [mihr-PWAH] A mixture of diced carrots, onions, celery and herbs sautéed in butter. Sometimes ham or bacon is added. Mirepoix is used to season sauces, soups, and stews, as well as for a bed to braise food, usually meats or fish. A white mirepoix omits the carrots and often incorporates mushrooms and/or parsnips.
The perfect side dish to any meal.
- 2 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
Combine honey and butter in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Add carrots, stir well.
Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap. Microwave on high 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp tender. Let stand 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds. Serve.