I think I’ve mentioned that I’m not a huge fan of carrots but apparently Farm Box is because I get them almost every freaking time.  One of the few ways to prepare carrots that excites me is glazed in a sweet savory butter glaze.  I had a bunch of oranges in this haul so I found a recipe that used the sweetness of the citrus and lots of butter to accomplish this same goal.  I served it to a friend for dinner and there was none left so I know I’m not the only one who likes this combination.

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Even though carrots aren’t my favorite I love the challenge of finding ways to enjoy them and I especially love when other people enjoy it with me.

Delightful Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound of carrots
  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Cut tops off of carrots, scrub and peel.  Then cut them in half and then into quarters so that they are all more or less uniform in shape and size.
  • Place carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with water. Boil until tender. Drain, and return carrots to pan.
  • Pour orange juice over carrots, and mix well. Simmer over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir in brown sugar, butter, and salt. Heat until butter and sugar melt.  Serve warm.

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