Cardamom- and Ginger-Glazed Carrots

Cardamom- and Ginger-Glazed Carrots IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cardamom- and Ginger-Glazed Carrots IMAGE

A little butter, honey and a few spices create a wonderfully aromatic glaze that brings the naturally sweet flavour of carrots to life. Try using a mix of orange and yellow carrots for a colourful presentation. If you can't find whole cardamom pods, use a generous pinch of ground cardamom instead.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2015

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 5 green cardamom pods
  • 2 bunches carrots (stem-on) trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 4 teaspoons liquid honey
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Method

In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook garlic, ginger and cardamom pods, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, salt, pepper and nutmeg; cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, about 4 minutes.

Add honey and 1/2 cup water; cook, stirring often, until carrots are tender-crisp and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Discard cardamom pods. Stir in tarragon and lemon juice.

Tip from The Test Kitchen: If you find the anise-like flavour of fresh tarragon overwhelming, substitute with chopped fresh parsley, which is milder in flavour.

Nutritional facts per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 168 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 78.0
  • Total fat 4 g
  • Potassium 225 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 94.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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