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22 December 2014

Whiskey Maple Glazed Carrots

Serves: 2
Time: 30 mins

Whiskey Maple Glazed Carrots




I used regular orange carrots from the store in the above picture, however if you have any farmers markets near you that sell purple carrots or other colours, these can make a great change and will certainly grab the attention of others at the table (as shown in the picture below) Instead of cutting these carrots up, as they are usually smaller, these can be roasted whole, use more carrots per person for these type too.

Purple whiskey maple glazed carrots ready for the oven
Carrots are a staple ingredient in so many dishes, but this recipe really makes them spectacular, the sweet and sour combination of the whiskey and maple syrup, roasted to perfection with perfectly sweet and tender carrots are an essential addition to Christmas dinner this year. I've made this dish twice now and it is definitely a winning combination in my eyes, putting a new spin on classic roast veg - a must try!



Whiskey Maple Glazed Carrots Ready for the Oven


Make sure the carrots are evenly spread out, this will increase surface area exposed and allow edges to crisp up and the maple syrup to caramelize, giving a beautiful finish to the carrots, a small pinch of sea salt will also perfectly season the dish.

You'll need:


  • Veg Peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Roasting Tray 
  • Spatula

Ingredients:


  • 4 large carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Jack Daniels (Or your favourite whiskey)
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Sprinkle fresh cracked black pepepper

Method:


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Peel & chop the carrots into batons and place in a roasting dish.
  3. Drizzle over the oil, maple syrup & whiskey, stir through with the spatula and sprinkle with fresh thyme and a pinch of salt & pepper, before roasting in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Serve up with the rest of your Christmas dinner and enjoy! Cassidy 

Whiskey Maple Glazed Carrots