Casual Recipe for Sweetly Spiced Carrots

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Casual Recipe for Sweetly Spiced Carrots

You’ll Need:

olive oil
carrots, scrubbed and sliced
salt & pepper
sweet spices (e.g.: pinches of allspice, nutmeg, and/or ginger; and then a little coriander or cardamom)

white balsamic or champagne vinegar
an orange or two (navel, valencia, mandarin, clementine, cara cara or blood)

and maybe:

crystallized ginger, minced
candied orange peel, sliced

To Make:
  1. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, toss the carrots with enough oil to coat.
  2. Stir in salt, pepper and sweet spices to taste.
  3. Drizzle on a tablespoon or two of vinegar and stir in.
  4. Then squeeze on enough orange juice to create a shallow layer of liquid on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Stir again, cover, and reduce the heat to low to simmer until the carrots are just tender, but not soft.
  6. Uncover, add a little of the optional crystallized ginger and/or candied orange peel to taste, and stir until any remaining juices have evaporated and coated the carrots.
  7. Taste carefully and adjust for vinegar, salt and pepper balance.
  8. Serve, hot, cold or picnic temperature.

Bon Appetit! Kay

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