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

Pianogirl's Review

icancookthat
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

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

Yum!

Pianogirl
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