British Side dishes Vegetarian Xmas recipes

Carrots with sweet orange and thyme glaze

Turkey is important but so are the sides,  this is a great way to elevate simple carrots to  something special by adding an orange and thyme glaze to make them shiny and very tasty


Cooking time
10 mins


1 kg Carrots, peeled and trimmed
Grated zest and juice half an orange
1 level tbsp Fresh thyme, chopped
1 tbsp Lemon juice
1 level tbsp Honey
10g Butter
2 Cloves garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper


This vegetable side dish goes really well with a roast chicken or turkey dinner.

Cut the carrots into batons. Bring a pan of water to the boil, add carrots and salt and cook, covered until tender.
Meanwhile, mix the orange zest and juice with the thyme, lemon juice and honey in a small bowl, adding some seasoning.

When the carrots are done, drain in a colander.

Return pan to the heat, melt the butter and soften the garlic in it for about 30 seconds, then add the honey-orange glaze. Turn up the heat and allow the mixture to bubble down by about half, until sticky and thickened. Return the carrots to the pan, season and mix well to coat in the glaze.

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