family secret carrots

★★★★★ 1
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By Leslie Coleman
from Roswell, GA

This is a colorful addition to an elegant dinner party table. But you will be surprised at how quickly it will disappear. Never before published, you are guaranteed to hear these words.."I usually don't care for carrots, but these are..um...what's in these carrots?"

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For family secret carrots

  • 1 can
    chicken broth
  • 3 c
    carrots, cut diagonally
  • 5 clove
    anise or 2 tablespoons of anise seed
  • 1 can
    crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter

How To Make family secret carrots

  • 1
    Bring chicken broth and anise (whole cloves or seeds) to a boil in the bottom of a vegetable steamer pot.
  • 2
    Cut fresh carrots diagonally to create larger, flatter slices (for pretty presentation). Fill the top portion of the vegetable steamer pot with carrots. Cover, reduce heat. Do Not Overcook.
  • 3
    Remove top portion of vegetable steamer (with carrots still inside) and allow cold water to run throgh carrots to stop the cooking process.
  • 4
    Discard anise broth, rinse bottom portion of vegetable steamer and return to stove heat. Melt butter, crushed pineapple and brown sugar to pot and stir until heated through.
  • 5
    Add cooked carrots to pineapple mixture and stir very gently to coat. Allow carrots to heat through over very low heat. Remove from heat to prevent over-cooking.
  • 6
    Presentation: Serve carrots on a pretty plate or in a bowl. If preferred, garnish with a tiny bit of flaked coconut and sprig of parsley.
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