Cooking for your family can sometimes be hard, as you may have to deal with especially picky eaters. In particular, preparing healthier meal can be notably difficult. Indeed, it is not always easy to introduce new vegetables to your children, for example, because they might not necessarily like them. You might not even enjoy them yourself, which is completely fine. One of the many solutions available to you is to add ingredients you like on top of those vegetables. In this case, I find that carrots and maple syrup mix especially well, because the syrup adds a whole new dimension to the sometimes plain flavor of carrots. And I’m usually not a big fan of that vegetable, which proves this recipe is particularly good.
While this side adds a colorful touch to your plate, it is also quite versatile as it can be paired with many foods. For example, it can be served on top of brown rice, right next to a juicy piece of pork or beef. It is also very good with fish, and can easily be served at a party with friends or at a nice supper with your family. It greatly compliments almost any meal and is surprisingly simple to make.
1. Place the carrots in a flat-bottomed saucepan and cover them with water. Add the butter and maple syrup and bring to a boil.
2. Skim the surface and let simmer. Check if the carrots are ready. If not, cover the pan until they are tender enough.
3. Once the sauce has reduced, pluck the sage leaves from their sprigs and add to the carrots. Simmer until the maple mixture has caramelized.
4. Drizzle any remaining sauce on top of the carrots for serving.