Glazed Carrots with Cardamom and Ginger

Serving Size: 12
Total Time:


  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • salt
  • 0.5 cup fresh orange juice
  • 0.5 cup fresh carrot juice
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Pound carrot, sliced on the diagonal 1/3 inch thick (you can also use baby carrots left whole)
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 0.25 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • freshly ground pepper


1. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the ginger, garlic and cardamom and cook over moderate heat until fragrant but not browned, about 2 minutes. Add the carrots and sugar and cook over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot and orange juices and bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Cover with parchment paper and a tight-fitting lid and cook the carrots over low heat until tender, about 12 minutes. Uncover and cook over moderate heat until the carrots are glazed, about 5 minutes longer. Discard the ginger and cardamom pods, transfer to a bowl and serve.