Sunday, December 11, 2011

Orange Glazed Carrots

Here is an easy side dish...and you can do much of the prep ahead of time so it is great for the holidays when life is so very busy.

Orange Glazed Carrots

2 1/2 pound of carrots - sliced thick or use baby carrots
2 tbl butter
1/2 orange - juice and zest
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400.  Blanch carrots in a pot of boiling salted water for 4 minutes, drain and immerse in very cold water.(you can blanch the carrots up to one day ahead)  Melt butter and pour over drained carrots...toss to coat season with salt and pepper and toss again. Arrange carrots in a roasting pan and squeeze the orange over carrots and sprinkle with the orange zest. cover with foil and bake 30 minutes until tender.  remove cover and cook 10 more minutes..


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