1、Sticky sesame-glazed carrots

Kids will love these sweet carrots, and they can be prepared in one pot for extra ease too

Sticky sesame-glazed carrots recipe

Ingredients

Method

Toss the carrots in a baking tray with the oil. Roast for 40 mins, stirring in the honey halfway through cooking, and sprinkling over the seeds for the final 10 mins.
https://www.truecookbook.com/recipe/sticky-sesame-glazed-carrots-4848/

2、Glazed carrots with peas

Use richly flavoured Chantenay carrots for this simple recipe to spruce up your veg
Glazed carrots with peas recipe

Ingredients

  • 800g Chantenay carrot, whiskery roots trimmed
  • 85g salted butter, diced
  • 1½ tsp caster sugar
  • 300g fresh shelled pea (or use frozen)
  • few mint leaves (optional)

Method

  1. Place the carrots in a medium-size saucepan with 125ml water, 50g butter, 1 tsp sugar and ½ tsp sea salt. Bring the liquid to a simmer, cover, then cook over a low heat for 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat up, then cook, uncovered, for 10-12 mins, stirring occasionally until all the liquid evaporates and they are glossy and coated,.
  2. Towards the end of this time, place the peas in a medium-size saucepan with remaining butter and sugar, ½ tsp salt and 50ml water. Bring this to a simmer over a high heat, then cook for several mins, stirring or tossing the peas frequently until they are tender and have turned a beautiful luscious green. Drain and combine these in a serving dish with the carrots. Tuck in a few mint leaves, if you like.

3、Maple-mustard glazed carrots

Maple syrup brings an extra sweet edge to the carrots making for an irresistible side-dish
Maple-mustard glazed carrots recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Peel and cut the carrots into batons. (You can do this up to 24 hours ahead and keep them in a polythene bag in the fridge.) Tip them into a pan, pour in enough boiling water just to cover, bring back to the boil, then put a lid on the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until the carrots are just tender.
  2. Meanwhile, put the butter and maple syrup in a small pan. Heat until the butter is melted then stir in the mustard. Take off the heat. Drain the carrots and tip into a warmed serving dish.
  3. Pour the warm maple glaze over the carrots. Taste and adjust seasoning to suit.

4、Sticky maple-glazed parsnips with pecans

Spruce up your roots by adding crunchy nuts and caramelise with sweet maple syrup
Sticky maple-glazed parsnips with pecans recipe

Ingredients

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. On a large baking tray, toss the parsnips with the oil and plenty of seasoning. Cook on a low shelf in the oven for 30 mins.
  2. Remove from oven, drizzle with maple syrup, scatter over the pecans and toss everything together. Cook for a further 5-10 mins until the parsnips start to caramelise and crisp up at the ends.

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