So if I can be honest, carrots are not my favorite vegetable. Actually, usually I’ll sorta go out of my way to not eat them. But! When you pay upfront for a CSA and you get a couple of pounds of carrots…you find a way to like them. And what better way than by covering them with a delicious glaze?
This is a great side dish for your stir-fry or some fried rice. Or it’s a little late, but on the Thanksgiving table would also be tasty and healthy. Next year!
So go ahead and make the most of a veggie you think you don’t like. You might be pleasantly surprised!
Maple-Soy Glazed Carrots
- About 2 lbs carrots, washed, trimmed and cut into 2-3″ pieces
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp soy sauce (I used low-sodium tamari)
- a couple drops sesame oil
- a pinch each of ground ginger and garlic powder
- 2 tsp arrowroot (or cornstarch) + 2 tsp room-temperature water
- Steam the carrots until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain and return to pan.
- Combine all ingredients except arrowroot, whisk to combine. Add to the carrots and bring to a simmer.
- Stir arrowroot into 2 tsp water. Add to the carrots and stir well. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens. Serve!
(And a merry Christmas to everyone!)