Lemon-Glazed Carrots with Almonds

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When it comes to dinner time, it tends to go by a formula in our house. We pick a protein out of our roster of recipes we typically make (like a sous vide chicken, or a steak, or salmon), then we pick a side to go with it.

The constant struggle is finding sides we like to have often enough, without getting bored of them. One of our go-to favorites is oven-roasted veggies, but another is this carrot recipe. It’s a bit of prep work and a lot of simmering, but it results in tender, slightly sweet, slightly tangy carrots that go great with pretty much everything.

I’m going to get right down to it. It’s a simple recipe, and it’s even easier if you buy pre-chopped carrots. I prefer sticks, like taking a baby carrot and cutting it into quarters length-wise, but you’re free to chop them however you like.

Lemon-Glazed Carrots with Almonds

A simple and easy glazed carrot recipe where the glaze is the star of the show, bringing a slightly-sweet, slightly-tangy brightness to any meal.
Servings 4 Servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Carrots Peeled and Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Corn Starch
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth Or veggie broth if you prefer
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Chives
  • Cup Sliced Almonds Toasted
  • 1 Lemon Juice and Zest

Instructions

  • Peel and slice your carrots however you like. I prefer small sticks.
  • Toss the carrots in corn starch to coat.
  • In your skillet, combine broth, butter, and sugar, on medium-high heat.
  • Once combined and simmering, add the carrots. Reduce heat to about medium.
  • Simmer and cook the carrots for about 10-15 minutes, until the carrots are starting to turn tender. Stir occasionally to cook evenly.
  • Increase heat to simmer and reduce the glaze.
  • When the carrots are nearly the texture you want and the glaze is thickened, add your lemon zest, lemon juice, and chives, and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in almond slices, and serve!
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond, Carrots, Lemon

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