Glazed Carrots with Chinese Five-Spice

by Booster Apps September 04, 2019 2 Comments

This recipe makes a nice side dish for a family dinner or holiday occasion. The combination of flavors in the Chinese five-spice―sour, bitter, sweet, pungent, and salt―add a powerful punch to the sweet glazed carrots.
  • 3 cups carrots, (chopped on the diagonal into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce (or ½ teaspoon sea salt)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (or butter)
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese Five-spice (more if desired)
  1. Wash and chop the carrots. Combine the water, soy sauce, and sugar and set aside.

  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the carrots.
  3. Add the Chinese Five-spice, stirring in with the carrots.
  4. Add the water, soy sauce, and sugar mixture. Bring to a boil.
  5. Lower the heat, cover and gently simmer the carrots until they are tender and pierce easily with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid. Turn the heat up to high and cook the carrots, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is burned off (5 to 7 minutes). Serve hot.
Add more spice if you are feeling good!
Glazed Carrots on a cast iron pan, salt sprinkled

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July 30, 2020



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