Photo: Chris Court; Styling: Carla Gonzalez-Hart 
Hands-on Time
15 Mins
Total Time
15 Mins
Yield
Serves 6 (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Turn up the volume on classic glazed carrots with exotic cardamom and fragrant fresh ginger. If you can find multicolored carrots, use them for a lovely presentation. The parchment paper lid slows moisture loss just enough to form a beautiful glaze.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cut a circle from parchment paper to fit a large nonstick skillet.

Step 2

Heat skillet over medium heat. Add butter and oil to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add ginger and cardamom to pan; cook 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, sugar, and carrot; bring to a boil. Cover with parchment circle, reduce heat, and simmer 9 minutes or until carrot is crisp-tender. Remove parchment circle; discard. Sprinkle carrot mixture with salt, pepper, and cilantro, if desired.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Yum!

icancookthat
June 03, 2015
Cardamom is a great complement to the carrots. Check out my step-by-step photos and instructions here: http://www.icancookthat.org/2014/11/cardamom-glazed-carrots.html 

Pianogirl's Review

JNBank
February 03, 2015
This recipe was good with nice flavors from the cardamom and ginger. Not sure why the parchment paper was needed. As soon as I added it, the paper curled rendering it useless. I just added a top and it worked out fine.

JNBank's Review

Pianogirl
November 18, 2014
This was delicious. Everyone loved it! It was so easy to make