orange basil butter carrots

a recipe by
Lauren Conforti

This was my husband’s creation for part of a special dinner just the two of us. It is amazing!

serves 2-4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For orange basil butter carrots

  • 2-3 lg
  • 7
    clementine oranges
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    basil, dried
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    butter, divided
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, diced small
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    brown sugar

How To Make orange basil butter carrots

  • 1
    First, with the Clementines, zest 1, juice 2 & peel & segment the remaining 4.
  • 2
    Cut carrots into matchsticks, then add to a small pot of salted boiling water & cook until just tender.
  • 3
    In a separate pan, sauté the onions in 1 Tablespoon of the butter until tender, then add the brown sugar. Cook until heated through & sugar coats the onions.
  • 4
    Drain the carrots in a colander, then return to pot over a low heat until the carrots dry up a bit to absorb the butter & sugars better.
  • 5
    Add the sweetened onions. Stir. Add the remaining butter & segmented Clementines.
  • 6
    Add the juice, zest & basil. Heat through.

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