A sweet and spicy side…
Matching the earthy sweetness of carrots with butter and brown sugar is already a delicious pairing. But when you add in some chili powder and a pinch of cayenne powder? Now we’re talking a spicy side delight.
This is a great side dish for roasted turkey, ham, or even steak, so keep it at hand during holiday season or for dinner parties. It’s a quick recipe to make that has a lot of flavor for the effort. The cayenne pepper powder is optional, but just a little pinch brings a nice warmth to the carrots.
Spicy Glazed Carrots
In a medium-sized pot, bring water and a pinch of salt to a boil.
Add the carrots and boil them until they are tender, approximately 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the carrots and place to the side.
Empty the water from the pot and pat dry. Place the pot over medium heat and add the butter. Melt the butter, then add the sugar. Stir to combine.
Add the chili powder, as well as pinches of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (optional, for more heat). Stir to combine.
Place the carrots back in the pot with the butter mix, and stir to coat the carrots.
Transfer the glazed carrots to a serving dish and top with chopped parsley. Serve.