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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Baby Carrots in Honey Lime Butter (Family Favorites)

Last week, I shared one of our favorite recipes included in my cookbook for Grilled Pork Chops with Lime and Cilantro and today I have another Family Favorites recipe that I couldn't wait to try again. When making dinner, I like to keep the same flavors going with my sides and vegetables so I created these Baby Carrots in Honey Lime Butter to go with them. I love using fresh vegetables, they just taste so much better. I like how you can control the texture of them. For instance, have you ever eaten a frozen or canned carrot? They're like mush in your mouth! When you steam fresh carrots, I like to leave them a bit on the crispier side and my kids like them better that way as well. In fact, Gabrielle would only eat raw carrots if I was making the frozen variety for that very reason. 

In any event, these carrots made the perfect accompaniment to our pork chops and the hint of lime and sweetness of the honey were perfect! 

Baby Carrots in Honey Lime Butter
1 lb. Fresh Baby Carrots
1 tbsp. Butter
1 tbsp. Honey
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1 tsp. Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Juice from 1/2 Lime

1. Steam carrots in a double boiler until they are fork tender but slightly firm, approximately 10 minutes.
2. Heat butter over medium heat in a sauté pan, and add the cooked carrots, butter, honey, salt, pepper, and lime juice.
3. Cook over medium heat until most of the liquid evaporates. Serves 4.  

*Nutritional Information per Serving: Calories 81, Carbs 13.6g, Fat 3g, Protein .8g, Fiber 3.3g, Sugar 9.4g

*Calculations based on ingredients entered into Calorie Count and may not be 100% accurate.

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  1. Carrie,
    You're right (of course) fresh veggies do just taste better. I remember the first time I had fresh celery from my CSA farm share. I never knew celery could be so flavorful!
    I bet the addition of lime really pumps up the flavor of the carrots.


  2. I took recipe and added long skinny radishes and I cooked the vegetables in lime flavored water before sauteeing them and adding some cilantro with the honey and lime zest.


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