After a couple of blog “vacation” weeks, I’m back to post this great side dish recipe. If you’re tired of the same-old, same-old when it comes to carrots, this may be your answer to “spice things up”! This was one of several contributions I made to our family’s Thanksgiving dinner last week, and I got some great compliments on it!
Thanksgiving dinner was awesome, but I think my “baby” brother gets the primal award for the week – feeding us venison tenderloin from a deer he hunted with an an actual BOW and ARROW. That was a real treat!
Five Spice Carrots
2-pound package carrots
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon Chinese 5-spice powder
salt (to taste)
Peel carrots, remove the ends, and slice on a diagonal. In a wide saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add carrot slices, stirring until evenly coated with melted butter. Add water, cover, and cook for about 5 minutes until slightly softened. Add remaining ingredients and cook for about 5 more minutes, or until liquid is reduced to a glaze consistency.
Serve as a side dish with your favorite fall or winter themed meal!