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It is one of my new year’s resolutions to cook more and eat healthier in 2015, so I kicked off the year by making these Bourbon Maple Glazed Carrots with my husband for our friends on NYE. We wanted a recipe that was easy, semi-healthy, and full of flavor, and I think we nailed it. We found the recipe on pinterest and it comes from the blog “Cooking and Beer,” so it can’t be bad, right? All that to say, we got rave reviews from our friends and we will definitely be making these again! Enjoy!
3/4 C good-quality bourbon or whiskey (we used run-of-the-mill whiskey & it turned out just great)
1/2 C butter
1/4 C maple syrup
1/4 C brown sugar
salt and pepper
2 tsp chopped dill (and some for garnish)
1.5 lbs carrots (sliced and peeled into 1/2 inch pieces)
1. In a saute pan, add bourbon. Cook over medium-high heat until bourbon has reduced by half, about 10 minutes (it took a little longer for us, so just keep an eye on it)
2. Add the butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, a sprinkle of S&P, chopped dill and the carrots. Toss to combine. (your pan will be full, so make sure you use a large one and/or one that has a good lip on it)
3. Reduce the heat to medium to medium-low and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the carrots are tender but still have a nice snap. (we ended up having to cook ours for almost double the time, so just watch it as the timing could be different depending on your stove)
4. Remove from heat.
5. Garnish with fresh dill, plate, and eat!
xo – anna