Serve up a delicious side dish with carrots. Glazed baby carrots with honey and ginger are healthy and the kiddos will love them too! The freshly grated ginger even adds a wonderful aromatic quality. The nose knows it’s gonna be good. You can find the printable recipe card at the end of this post.
I have missed being in my kitchen cooking up something to share with y’all! There’s been a lot going on in our lives. It’s been five weeks since I’ve been able to share a new recipe here and I usually post at least one new recipe a week.
Even during hard times there are blessings and spending time with family is so important
Long story short….my mother in law has taken very ill. It prompted an urgent trip to Las Vegas to spend time with her and husband’s family. We also wanted to offer support to my sister in law in caring for their mother. We thought we might be there a week and have been there five weeks. I just got back to my own beloved home a few days ago.
The reasons that took us there were not good but there have been many blessings in it all. First and foremost, spending time with loved ones. Time with family is something to be treasured.
We had the opportunity to spend time with our niece before she moved off to another state in the Pacific Northwest to begin her adult life in school and a relationship. We’ve been able to spend time with husband’s dear mother and other family members. His sister has been our gracious hostess during the long visit.
Before we moved back in November, we were lucky to have my mother in law living next door to us for two years and saw her daily. When we decided to sell our home and move to a new area, she made the decision to move out to Las Vegas where her daughter lives. Another blessing unfolded giving them the chance to spend much more time together.
After nearly twenty years of living a few hours away from my own family, we now live close and I get to see them often, which I love.
Count your many blessings one by one
Being away from home for quite a while without my blogging tools……meaning my handy notebook with a list of recipes that I want to create and share, I was a bit lost. I love to cook and certainly did all the cooking I could to contribute to family meals but I wanted something to share with you all too.
Family is not an important thing, it’s everything ~ Michael J. Fox
Lots of folks are on the lookout for baby carrot recipes and glazed carrots are quite popular. It also happened to be one of the items on my list of must make dishes that I could remember. So into my sister in laws beautiful kitchen I went to cook up some honey ginger carrots.
Honey Ginger Glaze
Glazed Carrots using honey and ginger
Here’s what you’ll need to create this dish: baby carrots, butter, fresh ginger, honey, kosher salt, some water and fresh parsley. The parsley is merely for garnish so you can skip it if you want.
Step 1: Add water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Once the water begins to boil, add the carrots. Bring back to a simmer and cook until tender – about 5-7 minutes.
Step 2: Drain the carrots in a colander and set aside. Return the cooking pot to the stove top over medium heat.
Step 3: Add the butter to the pot and melt. Next add the honey and freshly grated ginger and stir to combine the glaze. Next add a pinch of kosher salt to enhance those flavors. Bring the glaze to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes to infuse the flavors.
Step 4: Finally, add the cooked carrots back to the pot with the glaze. Turn the carrots making sure to get them all coated well with the honey ginger glaze. Continue to simmer while turning the carrots for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Spoon the glazed carrots into a serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desires. Serve hot.
Honey Glazed Baby Carrots Recipe
Let’s make Glazed Baby Carrots with Honey and Ginger!
- 32 oz Cut and Peeled Baby Carrots
- 3-4 c Water
- 2 tbs Butter
- 1 tbs Peeled and Grated Fresh Ginger
- 1/4 c Honey
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Fresh Parsley (optional)
- Begin by adding the water to a large pot and bring to a boil.
- When the water begins to boil, add the carrots. Bring everything back to a simmer and cook until tender, 5-7 minutes.
- Drain the cooked carrots in a colander and set aside.
- Place the cooking pot back on the stove top over medium heat.
- Next, add the butter to the pot and melt.
- Next, add the honey and freshly grated ginger and stir to combine the glaze.
- Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavors of the glaze.
- Bring the glaze mixture to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Return the cooked carrots back to the pot with the glaze. Turn the carrots making sure to get them all coated well with the honey ginger glaze.
- Simmer while turning the carrots in the glaze mixture for 5 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Grate ginger on small/medium side of a box grater
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
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