Carrots, and other root vegetables, have been eaten and enjoyed in Ireland since prehistoric times. As a matter of fact, St. Ciaran loved them as part of his evening dinner. And, that was a very long time ago!
So, here is a recipe in celebration of the lovely carrot!
Carrots in Orange Sauce
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tbsp orange zest. (You know…the peel.)
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. cornstarch
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
- 1/2 tsp. raw sugar or honey
1) Place the orange juice in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add orange zest and lemon juice.
2) Dissolve cornstarch in a tbsp of cold water. Add to orange juice mixture, stir until sauce thickens.
3) Gently boil carrots in water seasoned with salt and sugar until crisp-tender. Shock in ice water.
4) Mix carrots into sauce. Reheat. Serve hot.