Part II of This Perfect Meal – Lemon Glazed Carrots

I love those perfect looking little CSA carrots that absolutely have to be cooked and prepared whole.  Usually I roast them, but I found this recipe in  Vegetable Love, and wanted to try something new.  Boy am I glad I did!  I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, but you probably expected that… 😉

These were lemon-y, tangy and very elegant, but also easy to prepare.  If you are looking to impress with a new twist on boring old carrots, this is the way to go!

Lemon Glazed Carrots

  • 2 lbs. carrots with greens

I suggest the carrots be nor more than 5-6 inches long.  Trim the greens to 1/2 inch and cleaned.

  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar (or less)
  • 2 T. salt

Bring 3 quarts water, sugar and salt to a boil. in a large sauce pan.  Add the carrots and cook for 8-9 minutes, until the carrots are tender.  Drain the carrots.

  • 2 T. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/3 c. fresh lemon juice

Melt the butter and second 1/3 c. of sugar in a large saute pan.  Add the lemon juice and combine.  Add carrots and toss to coat, then cook over high heat for 5 minutes, until sauce becomes a syrupy glaze.

Roast Beef with Lentil Salad and Lemon Glazed Carrots

Roast Beef with Lentil Salad and Lemon Glazed Carrots

There were no leftover carrots.

One of our favorite roasts, this has a red wine reduction sauce that was good drizzled over the lentil salad as well.

I was particularly proud at how many different types of my CSA produce this meal used; lentils, carrots, onions, thyme.  And no hidden greens.  🙂

About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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2 Responses to Part II of This Perfect Meal – Lemon Glazed Carrots

  1. Yum! Part 2 is even better than part 1! I just want to know one thing. Where do you get good looking little CSA carrots? I always get carrot pants. And that’s the G rated version.

    • csamom says:

      We have had some funny looking carrots, but not a lot. We do occasionally get some tiny ones that are too small to actually cook, or peel, or do anything other than rinse and eat.

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