Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 Servings
Braising carrots slowly in butter brings out their natural sweetness and maple syrup adds a delicate glaze and a rich flavor.
12 large *organic carrots, peeled
8 tbsp. butter (*Humboldt)
1/4 cup maple syrup (*Coombs Family Farms)
Fresh *organic Meyer lemon juice
1/2 tsp Salt (*Real salt)
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (*Simply Organic)
3/4 tsp. dried thyme (*Simply Organic)
*Ingredients found at Orchard Nutrition Center
Cut carrots into 2" lengths, then halve or quarter the pieces lengthwise so that all the carrots are in equal-size strips.
Melt butter in a large heavy sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add carrots, cover, and braise, stirring occasionally, until carrots are fork-tender, 20-30 minutes.
Increase heat to medium, and stir in syrup and a squeeze of lemon juice. Cook for 2 minutes, then season to taste with salt and pepper. Add thyme and mix well.