Sesame Ginger Glazed Carrots
Savor the delightful fusion of flavors with our Sesame Ginger Glazed Carrots recipe. This dish strikes the perfect balance between the natural sweetness of carrots and the aromatic allure of sesame and ginger. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving a wholesome side dish, these glazed carrots are sure to impress.
- 1 pound of fresh carrots, peeled and sliced into sticks
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
- Start by blanching the carrot sticks in boiling water for about 2 minutes, then immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain and set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, minced ginger, and garlic.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the blanched carrots and the sesame oil mixture to the skillet.
- Sauté for 3-4 minutes, tossing the carrots to coat them evenly with the glaze.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds over the carrots and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes until the carrots are tender yet still crisp.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the glazed carrots to a serving dish.
- Garnish with chopped cilantro for a fresh burst of flavor.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
These Sesame Ginger Glazed Carrots are a harmonious blend of textures and tastes. The tender-crisp carrots, coated in a luscious glaze of sesame, ginger, and soy, offer a delightful contrast that will elevate any meal.
Nutrition information: Calories: 120 | Fat: 6g | Carbohydrates: 16g | Fiber: 3g | Protein: 2g
Savor the satisfaction of each bite as you experience the umami-rich flavors dancing on your taste buds. These glazed carrots are not only a treat for your palate but also a feast for your eyes with their vibrant colors. Share this recipe with friends and family, and let the Sesame Ginger Glazed Carrots become a staple in your culinary repertoire.