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Honey Tangerine Glazed Carrots with Currants

February 28, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Serves 2-4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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!!!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • kmartinelli
  • Lizthechef
  • VanessaS
  • hardlikearmour

10 Reviews

TheWimpyVegetarian March 1, 2011
Thanks so much kmartinelli!! I'm so glad you like the flavor combination - love your recipes!
kmartinelli March 1, 2011
This sounds just lovely! Love the combo of currants and carrots.
Lizthechef March 1, 2011
These will be delicious with our roast chicken. Healthy too!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 1, 2011
Thanks Liz! This would be perfect with roast chicken!! I'd love to hear what you think if you make it.
VanessaS March 1, 2011
These look great, I really want to try them!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 1, 2011
Thanks VanessaS!! I'd love to hear what you think if you do!
hardlikearmour March 1, 2011
TheWimpyVegetarian March 1, 2011
Thanks HLA!!
healthierkitchen February 28, 2011
What a beautiful photo - these look absolutely delicious!
TheWimpyVegetarian March 1, 2011
Thanks healthierkitchen! Hope you try them!