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Delicious Orange Ginger Carrots Recipe

This recipe is for a wonderful side dish that even your kids (or husband) will eat. The carrots end up being very sweet and the ginger adds a really nice spike to the flavors.

Ingredients for Ginger Carrots

  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 1 tsp. freshly grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 TBS honey
  • 1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt -- to taste
  • pinch of white pepper -- to taste
  • minced parsley - garnish

Instructions for Cooking Ginger Carrots

Place carrots in a large skillet, cover with water and bring to boil.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer until crisp-tender, drain.

Add zest, juice, butter, honey, ginger, salt and pepper and stir over medium-high heat until carrots are glazed. Garnish with minced parsley.



Better Idea?

Does anyone tried this out in a different way? If so please share you experiences. I will also update mine.


I like this recipe and for a twist I use thinly sliced kumquats (dime sized orange-like fruit), more ginger (2 TBSP) and some thai fish sauce or soy sauce instead of the salt. I've also had success adding a little balsalmic vinegar but less ginger.

I've thought of trying to add a few apples at the very end becuase I tend to like ginger/orange sauce with apples but I haven't tried it yet. I may tonight, I have a few that need to be used.


I am going to try this recipe tomorrow. I will up date you with what I thought it tasted like.

Kirsty x

Holiday Meals

Hi, thank you for this receipe.

I used to make these for holiday meals and somewhere along the way I lost the "touch". This year I'm hosting our Thanksgiving meal and wanted to reintroduce this tasty dish. I read several that were "almost right" finding yours was an EUREKA moment, even to simmering the carrots in a skillet rather than the usual pot - easier to control the done'ness.

The only change I will make is to mix the glaze this evening to cut down on last minute kitchen activity.


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