Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Roasted carrots in orange and lemon butter

Roasted carrots with orange and lemon butter on Carole's Chatter

The next Food on Friday is about carrots and leeks.  So here is my roasted carrots in orange and lemon butter.  It is not difficult to do and adds something special to any meat main dish.

You take carrots, peel them and cut them into halves lengthwise (or quarters, if they are fat ones).  Pre-cook them for about 4 minutes in boiling water.  Drain them and then put them into a roasting dish together with a large chunk of butter, a little oil, the zest of one orange and one lemon and 2 slices of each of the lemon and orange (I kept the juice for another day)

Toss it about with some salt and pepper and then roast it in a moderate pre-heated oven for 40 minutes.

Roasted carrots with orange and lemon butter going into oven on Carole's Chatter

This is what it looked like when it went into the oven

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  1. Oranges and carrots just go together. Orange and orange.

  2. Oh, that looks so yummy. Are you sure you even have to pre-boil them? I would imagine after 40 minutes in the oven they are more than done. I might give that a try. We love roasted carrots, but usually just roast them with oil and herbs and no pre-boiling.

  3. My son loves carrots, and this is a recipe I will be trying for sure. Thanks for sharing.

  4. love carrots, and like many veggies, they re so, so good roasted.

  5. Roasted carrots are so sweet and wonderful. This version sounds fantastic.

  6. Roasted carrots are so good. I eat them like candy! The citrus in this version would make them extra good.

  7. Looks easy and tasty. I don't generally like oranges in food, but I would give it a try. I like the idea of roasting the orange with the carrots.

    Rose City Reader

  8. Oh Carole, I could make a meal on these! They present so lovely too!

  9. Yum! I have really gotten into roasting veggies lately - tried roasted cauliflower last fall and LOVED it. Roasting is now the only way I prepare asparagus - so delicious.

    I will definitely try this - thanks!


    Book By Book

  10. I've never thought to use oranges, just lemons. Will definitely give this a try!


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