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Friday, April 11, 2014

Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cilantro

honey-glazed carrots with cilantro

I buy carrots at the grocery store every week. They're our 'ol standby when it comes to easy vegetables to throw into lunches or munch on when hunger strikes when I'm cooking dinner. During the winter, they find their way into soups and stews, but it's rare that they're featured on their own in a side dish! It wasn't until I searched my site that I remembered I once made a shredded carrot salad.
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honey-glazed carrots with cilantro
I'm pretty excited to have another way to use my weekly stash of carrots, especially because it can get kind of boring to always eat them raw. These carrots only take minutes to prepare, but they're so flavorful thanks to honey and cilantro. If you haven't figured out your Easter menu yet, you might want to contemplate including these, especially since the recipe is relatively hands-off, leaving you to worry about the ham or the potato gratin or anything else you're serving!
honey-glazed carrots with cilantro

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Honey-Glazed Carrots with Cilantro
from Everyday Food Jan/Feb 2012

-6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 2-inch pieces
-1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
-1 tbsp honey
-2 tbsp dry white wine, low-sodium chicken breasts, or water
-2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

1. Combine carrots and olive oil in a large skillet. Add enough water to cover the carrots (about 2 cups). 
2. Cook carrots over medium-high until water is evaporated and carrots are tender, 15 minutes. Cook, tossing often, until carrots are light golden, 2 minutes. Add honey and wine (or broth or water), and cook for 2 minutes or until carrots are glazed. 
3. Stir in cilantro and serve.