Sunshine Carrots with Basil

by in Kitchen Sink, Recipes December 5, 2010

PhotobucketA great classic.  With cooler days upon us, serve this as a side dish that will warm you up and tantalize your taste buds.


  • 5 med. carrots
  • 1 tbsp. turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/8 Tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tsp. basil
  • 1/4 c. orange juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp. organic butter


  1. Cut carrots however you prefer.
  2. Boil in water for about 10 minutes or until almost tender.
  3. Meanwhile combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, basil, cinnamon and ginger in a small saucepan.
  4. Add orange juice; cook, stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
  5. Boil 1 minute. Add butter.
  6. Pour over drained carrots.
  7. Toss and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

Zesty Tip: When cooking any root vegetable that you will later add a sauce too – make sure to slightly undercook your vegetables as they will continue to cook in the sauce.  To stop the cooking process after boiling them or steaming them – you can shock them in ice water.
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  1. Luff it..
    I’ll be trying out this weekend.

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