My recipe for Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots is the perfect choice for your Holiday Family Feast. The warm Honey and Orange essence on delicious baby carrots is a delightful all around perfect flavor for this fantastic carrot based side dish that will accompany your Holiday Meal with longtime friends and special relatives this Christmas Holiday Season.
One of the things I always look at during the Holidays are our the eating habits of my loved ones, it’s important to make easy side dishes that will complement our lovely dinners they will also be appropriate for all our families eating styles… I try to make sides dishes that even my Vegetarian friends and family members will enjoy, hence why my Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots does not contain butter and uses Olive Oil instead.
Foods that do not contain excessive pesticides are also important to our family these days, I have taken the liberty here in Sunny Central Florida to employ help from all my neighbors which are local farmers to find the best possible locations for Fresh Organic Produce here in Haines City.
Keep in mind I am aware of the high cost of this delicious Organic items such as Baby Carrots, Oranges, Juice, Honey etc…I am very lucky to have been surrounded by Local Farmers where I live–If you can not purchase these items I completely understand, you may replace them with regular produce from your local Market that are more cost efficient.
Below you will find my simple and easy to follow recipe for a delicious healthy side dish that your entire family can enjoy for Honey and Orange Glazed Baby Carrots that even vegetarian or health conscious family members and friends will enjoy.
Honey & Orange Glazed Baby Carrots
- 2 pounds organic baby carrots,cleaned
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of zest from grated organic orange
- 1/2 cup fresh organic orange juice
- 2 tablespoons organic honey
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw
- Kosher salt
- black pepper
- dash of nutmeg
- fresh parsley for garnish
- organic Orange slices for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit
In a small bowl whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of finely grated orange zest, 1/2 of a cup of organic orange juice, 2 tablespoons of organic honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar in the raw, kosher salt, fresh ground pepper to taste, and a dash of nutmeg spice.
In a glass or non reactive baking dish place 2 pounds of fresh organic baby carrots, pour over top of them the mixture you whisked together above and toss a few times to coat the carrots thoroughly.
Place a tight fitting lid over baking dish or aluminum foil and bake about 12 minutes on 400 for a tender, still crisp vegetable. (Bake 3-5 minutes longer if you prefer softer carrots)
Toss carrots a few more times and place in your favorite Holiday Serving dish.
At this time Garnish with fresh organic orange slices and fresh parsley.
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