Recipe: Maple-Roasted Carrots
Farmers markets across Arkansas are filling up with beautiful carrots grown by our neighbors. Roasted in sweet maple syrup and balanced with a zesty bite of chipotle, these easy, restaurant-style carrots will pair perfectly with your next steak and glass of red wine.
Maple-Roasted Carrots Recipe
1 pound thin whole carrots, trimmed and peeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons of real, 100 percent pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
¼ teaspoon chipotle powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
Pepper to taste
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Put carrots in an oven-proof skillet.
In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, maple syrup and chipotle powder until well-combined. You shouldn’t see a layer between oil and maple syrup.
Pour olive oil mixture over carrots, and toss together until carrots are evenly coated. Sprinkle with salt.
Cover pan with aluminum foil, and roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
Remove carrots from oven and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Garnish with parsley, and serve hot.
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