Zesty Sunshine Carrots with Basil

by zesty on November 24, 2008 · 18 comments

Happy Monday everybody!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today I thought I would share with you a great fall classic.  With thanksgiving just around the corner, serve this as a side dish that will warm you up and tantalize your taste buds.

I never tried basil before with this recipe. I really enjoy the punch that the basil gave. Let me know what you think!

Ingredients

  • 5 Medium Carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Ginger
  • 1/8 Tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. Basil
  • 1/4 Cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter

Method

  1. Cut carrots however you prefer.
  2. Boil in water for about 10 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Meanwhile combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, basil, cinnamon and ginger in a small saucepan.
  4. Add orange juice; cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
  5. Boil 1 minute. Add butter.
  6. Pour over drained carrots.
  7. Toss and serve.
  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: When cooking any root vegetable that you will later add a sauce too – make sure to slightly under cook your vegetables as they will continue to cook in the sauce.  To stop the cooking process after boiling them or steaming them – you can shock them in ice water.

I hope everyone has a great Monday!

Take care

zesty

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