For almost nine years my youngest has claimed he doesn’t like carrots, until he tried this honey-ginger glazed variety. I’m right there with him. This is my absolute favorite way to cook carrots! So when I picked up a beautiful bunch of fresh carrots at the farmer’s market this week, I knew just what I wanted to do with them.
I left my carrots whole for presentation purposes, and they do look lovely on a platter, but even baby carrots will work in this dish, so trim them to whatever size you prefer. And I strongly recommend following the advice to line your pan with foil then spray it with cooking spray. The honey based glaze can be pretty sticky–which is great for the carrots but not so great for the clean-up.
I hope you love them as much as we do!
- 1 pound carrots, peeled (whole or cut into pieces--larger carrots may need to be halved lengthwise)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1-2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a small bowl, whisk together honey, olive oil, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, brown sugar and salt and pepper.
- Toss carrots with glaze (in a large bowl, or right on the foil-lined pan).
- Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on the size of your carrots), turning and stirring once during cooking, until carrots are tender.
- If desired, sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.