Sunday 18 October 2009
This method of cooking carrots is known as Vichy in French – which essentially means they are cooked in both butter and sugar until tender and beautifully glazed. However, I prefer to use honey in smaller quantities than the sugar normally called for – it has a greater complexity of flavour and is less cloyingly sweet. Added herbs are lovely as well. These little carrots are perfect with roast lamb.
1 kg/2lb small carrots
1 tbsp honey
45g/11/2oz unsalted butter
1 small bunch of lemon thyme or thyme
Sea salt and black pepper
Carrots are so sweet and tender at this time of year that I don't bother to peel them – just give them a good scrub under cold running water. Trim the tops and leave whole if possible.
Place in a saucepan large enough to hold the carrots comfortably and add enough water to just cover them. Add the honey, herbs, butter and a little salt and place over a medium heat.
Bring to just under a boil and cook, stirring from time to time, until the carrots are tender and one tablespoon of liquid or so is left. The carrots should be gloriously glazed and gently sweet.
Life & Style blogs
Free porn websites could be shut down within months, says David Cameron
National Orgasm Day: Six reasons (plus one bogus one) why they're good for us
What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?
Amazon Prime - how to cancel: after Top Gear hiring, instructions on how to leave premium service
National Orgasm Day: Don't get caught up on climaxing
- 1 Free porn websites could be shut down within months, says David Cameron
- 2 Stuart Baggs dies: Apprentice star 'The Brand' found dead aged 27
- 3 Whoopi Goldberg tells Cara Delevingne to suck it up: 'She's not famous. I'M famous'
- 4 1000 people played Foo Fighters simultaneously to try and get them to play their city
- 5 Every club should be like Labour – you can’t join as a new member unless you’re already a member
iJobs Food & Drink
£14000 - £17000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The fastest growing travel comp...
£19000 - £21000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Are you looking for an exciting...
COMPETITIVE: Guru Careers: A Product Manager / Product Owner is required to jo...
£25k plus Benefits: Guru Careers: A Carpenter and Maintenance Operator is need...