Glazing. Usually reserved for doughnuts, bone-in hams and the special technique my husband uses to make old and tired 1980’s honey oak cabinets magically transform into bright and white brand spakin’ new kitchen cubpoards. He’s a staining magician, that guy.

But today ‘da glaze is saved for ‘da carrots. Ta-’da.

Sweet Carrots with Tarragon

It’s time for Easter eats and you probably have all of your main dish ingredients scribbled on the back of an envelope ready to push into the dark corners of your purse so that when you get to the store you get to frantically dig for the dang piece of paper. That’s just one of the reasons I use this shopping list app, so I don’t go stark raving maniac in the vegetable aisle.

Carrots are the quintessential Easter side dish addition. You can thank Peter and Bugs for that one. But, let’s get real. They’re expected, trite and too often B-O-R-I-N-G.

Not this time folks.

A simple—aka light—glaze of honey and butter sweetens up the orange little jewels. Tarragon and orange zest gives them the ying and yang of earthy licorice and fresh citrus in each bite. Kosher salt, just like with everything else, brings out all of the flavors and melds them together.

It’s a simple recipe. And for any entertaining cook, that’s the recipe for deliciousness.

Sweet Carrots with Tarragon
 
Serves: serves 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave
  • 2 tablespoon tarragon leaves
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
Instructions
  1. In a double boiler or microwave safe bowl, steam carrots for 5-7 minutes or until fork tender.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add honey or agave and mix well. Add carrots and tarragon and cook for 2-3 minutes until flavors meld. Season with salt, pepper and orange zest and serve.

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