Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ode to Thanksgiving: Citrus-glazed Carrots

Thanks to epicurious.com this easy recipe for citrus-glazed carrots makes your Thanksgiving day spread colorful and healthy - well, at least you will feel healthy eating veggies along with those extra helpings of stuffing and pie!

Here is a quick peek of the carrots simmering (my fiancé's arm!)

    2 1/2 pounds medium carrots, peeled, cut on diagonal into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    2 cups (or more) water
    1 cup fresh orange juice
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
    2 1/2 teaspoons finely grated orange peel
    2 teaspoons finely grated lime peel
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Combine carrots and 2 cups water in heavy large skillet. Add all remaining ingredients except parsley. If needed, add enough water to just cover carrots. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Boil just until carrots are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally, 8 to 9 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer carrots to medium bowl; cool. Boil cooking liquid in skillet until slightly reduced, about 5 minutes. Transfer to small bowl. DO AHEAD:  Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover carrots and cooking liquid separately; chill.

Bring reserved cooking liquid to boil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots and boil until just tender and liquid is thickened to light syrup consistency, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with parsley.

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