Friday, January 30, 2009

Honey roasted carrots

I've professed my love for roasted vegetables many times on this blog, so no need to go there again. That being said, I make these honey roasted carrots all the time - they're definitely one of my most-repeated recipes. Start by preheating your oven to 425 degrees and peeling some carrots - I usually use about a pound. Make sure all the carrots are roughly the same size. After the carrots are peeled, cut off the ends. Cut each carrot into 3 inch sticks - I usually cut the thicker pieces into quarters, and the thinner pieces in half. Put the carrots onto a greased baking sheet and drizzle with equal parts of olive oil and honey, about a tablespoon of each. Season the carrots with salt and pepper and toss everything together. Spread the carrots in a single layer and put the pan in the oven.
Roast the carrots for 20 minutes, then stir. Put the carrots back into the oven for another 15 minutes, or until the carrots are browned and tender. Transfer the carrots to a serving dish and season with coarse salt (I used Maldon).
I love these carrots - the honey enhances the natural sweetness of the carrots and helps with caramelization. Don't skip the finishing salt, it creates a nice textural contrast.

49 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

I just said MMMMM out loud. They look out of this world delicious!!!! Love the bit of caramelization.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

You're a vegetable-roasting fool.
Thanks for another great idea.

Pam said...

I honestly can't wait to try this recipe. I am not usually a cooked carrot fan but these look incredible.

Cathy said...

Hi Sara - I've roasted carrots before but have never added honey. Love the caramelization that it produces.

These look so delish.

Cathy said...

I'm totally going to have to try these. Hubby likes carrots but they aren't my favourite - I may be ablet o stomach these though.

5 Star Foodie said...

These look great. I've added honey to steamed carrots but never made honey roasted. Great idea.

ChefBliss.com said...

Sara, these look delicious!! I've never done them sweet in the oven and i can't wait to try!!

Marissa said...

YUM! I love carrots!

Culinarywannabe said...

Ohhh, never thought to do both olive oil and honey! What a great side dish!

Elra said...

Oh, they look so glistening and delicious.
Cheers,
Elra

Katherine Aucoin said...

The combination of the honey, the olive oil and the roasting sounds like carrots that are over the moon. I have to try these!

Pearl said...

roasted carrots sound so yummy!

Helene said...

Looks delish, I love roasted vegetables, any kind.

VeggieGirl said...

Delish!!

Passionate Eater said...

You may have professed your love for roasted veggies before, but I haven't. I love them too! What a delicious idea (that I have to try soon)!

Natashya said...

That looks great! I have done roasted carrots tossed in maple syrup and a little butter, but not honey - I will definitely give this a try!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

I don't like raw carrots but loved cooked and honey roasted is one of my favourite ways. Thanks for reminding me Sara! :D

Laurie said...

I just love carrots. The roasting of them with honey sounds specatcular. Great idea Sara! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Every time I eat carrots I think of the Winnie the Pooh where Tigger is scared of the carrot costume.

Karen said...

Those look really good and I bet the honey adds to it a lot.

The Food Hunter said...

I love roasted carrots. I can only imagine how good they taste with the added honey. I'll be trying this recipe soon. Thanks

ttfn300 said...

yum, i've roasted them with cardamom, but this sound delicious as well. really, you can't go wrong with roasting!!

Tammy said...

I agree, roasted carrots are awesome! I've used a little brown sugar when roasting mine, but now I'll have to try the honey. Sounds like it would be delicious.

Reeni♥ said...

Putting honey on them is a great idea. They look delicious!

pigpigscorner said...

Delicious! I love roasted veg too esp honey roasted parsnips.

Hayley said...

These look sooo tasty. Thanks for sharing!

Kevin said...

Honey roasted carrots sound like a great side.

veggie belly said...

I always make soup out of carrots, because I never know what else to do with them! Thanks for this idea :)

Navita said...

oh i love the honeyed carrots...infact I love carrots any which way..great idea!

alexandra's kitchen said...

oh my gosh. they look amazing. like carrot french fries or something. i love seeing those salt flakes. now i must go check out that meyer lemon chocolate tart. sounds unbelievable!

Vanessa said...

YUM! I have always wanted to know how to make these (tzimmes!) - thanks so much for posting this! Love this blog!

Ana Powell said...

Hi Sarah
Just beautiful and very glossy.
Have a great weekend x

nicole said...

Mmm... I have made these before. They are delicious.

Nazarina A said...

Honey, with a gooey delicious side like this one, what could honestly be sweeter!!!

Mama JJ said...

Miss Becca Boo has a thing for cooked, buttered carrots. I think she would probably love these. Maybe I'll teach her how to make them herself.

-JJ

Annie said...

Oooooh. Those look so good. I am a big fan of roasted vegs as well. I've never tried using honey though. Now I will, thanks!

Steph said...

I've never had carrot this way, it looks delicious!

Maris said...

I'm not that big on cooked carrots but you sold me in at "honey" and "roasted." YUM!

Jan said...

This sounds delish, I'm into roasted veggies at the moment. Have you tried roasted parsnips - fabulous.

Girl Japan said...

These look really Yummy Sara!!! YUM added honey, this makes eating carrots fun!

SriLekha said...

looks delicious!

melissa said...

Very tasty. I LOVE roasted vegetables. I just started cooking them that way about 3 months ago and did carrots and parsnips for the first time on Sunday. So, so good. You can't go wrong with roasting!

Yasmeen said...

We make dessert with caramelized carrots,roasting with honey sounds doubly delicious:)

Usha said...

This looks delish...I am so going to try this...and soon !

EAT! said...

I have been roasting most of our vegetables lately. It is just so easy to toss them on a baking sheet and forget about them while they cook. And the flavor is so so much better too.

Tracey said...

Those look delicious! I love carrots with a bit of sweetness.

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Stephanie said...

I never would have thought about adding a finishing salt to roasted carrots before. I am a salt monkey, how did I miss this?

Em said...

Perfect. I was just looking for a honey roasted carrot recipe for my Sunday roast. I think I cut the strips a little too thin because after 35 minutes a couple of them were just starting to burn and they were a little too soft for my liking. So next time, I'll do bigger chunks.
But thanks for the basics - I didn't even know where to start!