Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring Brunch: Steamed Carrots in a Garlic Ginger Sauce

It's Spring Brunch Time!

The other day I posted a recipe for a wonderful Strawberry Spinach Salad.  So Yummy!  Today we're talking side dishes.  

Carrots are abundant right now and bring to mind Spring and rabbits!  What a perfect vegetable for a side dish.  Steaming them allows you to retain all the nutrients and the result is a nice soft crisp carrot.  Add a wonderful sauce with a sweet flavor and you are set.  I chose ginger and garlic for the flavorings here.

Easy to make, and quick to don't want to be in the kitchen all day do you?


The result?  Perfection!  Try for yourself!

Steamed Carrots in a Garlic Ginger Sauce

Be sure to use true baby carrots with tops. 

Adapted from Cooking Light
Serves: 4 

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound baby carrots with tops, peeled
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

Prepare garlic; set aside.

Steam carrots, using a microwave steam bag, in the microwave for 6 minutes.  Note: You may use your preferred method of steaming.

Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in carrots, and remaining ingredients.

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