Butter and fresh tarragon were once my go-to dressing for carrots, but my flaring sweet tooth recently pulled me in a slightly different direction. This recipe turned out to be just sweet enough to rival dessert. This is a great dish to serve when you have guests, especially if you can get your hands on rainbow carrots.
1 pound carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup freshly chopped parsley
Pepper to taste
Salt a medium pot of boiling water and cook carrots for 5-6 minutes until tender-crisp and drain.
Add carrots to a medium saucepan and heat with syrup, butter, and lemon juice.
Cook until carrots are well-coated, about another 5 minutes. Season with pepper and parsley and serve immediately.