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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Maple Dijon Roasted Carrots

These carrots are super quick and easy to make. The longest bit is the roasting but the aroma alone is well worth the wait. I use my favorite cast iron skillet because it always gives me a perfect roasting result with root vegetables and because it's a well seasoned skillet it even adds a boost in flavor. What's a seasoned skilled you ask? It's when cast iron has been greased and used several times without being washed with soap and water. You simply wipe or scrape leftover debris and then rub some cooking oil into the cast iron to allow the flavors to cake into it and this only makes the cast iron more magical. 

Anyway back to the carrots. Yes, these carrots are so good and their touch of extra sweetness from the maple will be a hit with the kiddies too! I buy organic carrots so I can get away with just scrubbing them clean and not having to peel them. The price difference is never significant. Try it!

1/4 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 Tbs grainy mustard
2 Tbs olive oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
2 Tbs fresh chopped parsley
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
About 8 medium carrots, washed and quartered lengthwise

Preheat oven to 390f or 200c. Mix first 7 ingredients in a bowl. Toss the carrots in the mixture till evenly coated and place in cast iron skillet or baking dish. Roast uncovered for about 25-30 minutes or until the carrots have reached desired browning. Remove and serve! 

PJJ xx

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