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Course: Sides & Salads
Keyword: Glazed Carrots, Healthy, Holidays, Sides, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Glazed Carrots

Ginger-glazed carrots in a white bowl topped with parsley.
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
A spicy ginger beer and chili glaze elevates this simple carrot side dish.
When it comes to pairing carrots with other flavors, I like keeping it in the same botanical family. That’s because the carrot and its cousins celery, parsley, caraway, dill, and fennel all share a unique flavor compound: Petroselinic acid. By seasoning carrots with, say, fresh parsley, not only can we build a portfolio of contrasting flavors, the intensity of the carrot flavor itself is amplified…that’s right…to 11!
This recipe first appeared in Season 8 of Good Eats.
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  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut 1/4-inch thick on the bias
  • 1 cup ginger beer
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Heavy pinch kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
Ginger-glazed carrots in a white bowl topped with parsley.
ACTIVE TIME: 10 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Procedure

  • Combine carrots, ginger beerNo, there’s no alcohol in ginger beer., butter, and salt in a wide saute pan over medium heat. Cover and bring to a simmer. Uncover, stir, reduce heat to low, re-cover, and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover, add chili powder, and increase heat to high.
  • Cook, tossing occasionally, until the ginger beer is reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes.
  • Move to a serving dish, sprinkle with the parsley, and serve.
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