Spring vegetables bring a delicious excitement to any dinner plate. I am encouraged by their fresh taste to begin planting my summer vegetable garden. Colorful carrots are some of my favorites. This recipe highlights their beauty with a spectacular glaze.
This recipe is super easy to make and compliments grilled chicken. I often serve the carrots with fluffy rice, as the glaze is very tasty mixed together.
To prepare the carrots: Select 4-5 medium-sized colorful carrots. Peel and cut into bite-sized slices. Boil on the stove top for 12-14 minutes until tender. Meanwhile, in a separate saucepan, add these ingredients:
2/3 cup orange marmalade, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons margarine, and 1 teaspoon maple extract. Cook until thickened for about 6-8 minutes and then add 1/3 cup sliced almonds.
Drain the carrots and add the glaze. Mix well and serve.