Hot Honey Glazed Carrots

This simple and indulgent way of preparing sweet local carrots.

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This simple and indulgent way of preparing sweet local carrots is an instant repeat recipe. Ontario Honey Creations’ cayenne-infused honey adds a nice heat to this sweet and comforting side dish. Preparing carrots on the stovetop allows you to caramelize, steam and coat them all in one dish – they key is to keep a close eye on the pan after adding the honey so that the sugars don’t burn. We suggest sneaking a taster before these disappear at the table.

Ingredients

3 TBSP butter

1.5 lbs heirloom carrots, tops removed from Orangeville Winter Market

2 TBSP water

2 TBSP Ontario Honey Creations Hot Honey

Salt and pepper

Fresh thyme


Instructions

  1. Peel carrots and cut in half lengthwise (if larger, quarter the carrots lengthwise).
  2. Heat a wide non-stick saucepan on medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter.
  3. Once butter has melted, add carrots to pan and toss to coat. Once butter begins to bubble, add water and place a lid on top of the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, tossing occasionally.
  4. Remove lid and add Hot Honey, thyme sprigs, salt, pepper and remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Swirl or stir pan to mix everything. Continue to cook carrots until fork tender and the butter and honey sauce has thickened to a glaze.
  5. Remove carrots to a serving dish and pour any remaining pan glaze over them. Garnish with thyme leaves.

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