Honey Tangerine Glazed Carrots with Currants

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Author Notes: This is a recipe that keeps evolving through the seasons for me, and I've made some version of this for years now, but I usually use oranges. In this latest version I used fresh tangerines since we have such a wonderful variety available right now. The glaze is a combo of tangerine juice, honey, butter, and brown sugar with a little sherry wine vinegar and squeeze of lime for an acid balancer that keeps it from being too sweet. You don't have to include the currants and cilantro (or parsley), but it really adds a good contrast in flavors that works well together. TheWimpyVegetarian

Serves 2-4

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed tangerince juice (I used honey tangerines)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon hulled cardamom seeds, ground to a powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried currants
  • 1 tablespoon white wine
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sherry wine vinegar
  • squeeze of lime
  • small handful of chopped cilantro or parsley
  1. Combine the tangerine juice, honey, brown sugar, butter, water, the ground cardamom, salt and carrot slices in a small pan. Simmer until the carrots are tender (about 15 minutes depending on the size of your carrot slices).
  2. Soak the currants in the wine while the carrots are simmering.
  3. When the carrots are tender, add the currants and the wine, the sherry wine vinegar, and lime. Stir and serve immediately. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro or parsley.
  4. Enjoy!!!
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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks so much kmartinelli!! I'm so glad you like the flavor combination - love your recipes!


about 4 years ago kmartinelli

This sounds just lovely! Love the combo of currants and carrots.


about 4 years ago Lizthechef

These will be delicious with our roast chicken. Healthy too!


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks Liz! This would be perfect with roast chicken!! I'd love to hear what you think if you make it.


about 4 years ago VanessaS

These look great, I really want to try them!


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks VanessaS!! I'd love to hear what you think if you do!


about 4 years ago hardlikearmour

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about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks HLA!!


about 4 years ago healthierkitchen

What a beautiful photo - these look absolutely delicious!


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Thanks healthierkitchen! Hope you try them!