The key to the success of this dish to to make sure your oven is HOT and stays that way throughout the cooking process. Also make sure you don’t crowd the carrots on the baking sheet as this will affect the roasting process.
Roasting carrots intensifies their flavour and the honey and vinegar make them deliciously sweet and sour, from BBC Good Food. Serves : 4, 6 SmartPoints
Carrots are tossed with olive oil and honey in this simple, easy, and delicious side dish.
- 1½ pounds carrots, peeled and cut all the same size,(I used Earth Exotics)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil (8 smartpoints)
- 3 Tablespoons honey (12 smartpoints)
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar (2 smartpoints)
- freshly-ground salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
In a bowl, combine the honey and brown sugar. Microwave for about 15 seconds. Just enough to melt the honey.
Coat the carrots with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Add in the honey mixture until evenly coated
Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Remove tray and keep the oven door closed to retain heat. Using tongs, turn the carrots over and return to the oven for another 30 minutes or until they start to carmalize.
To get the carrots to look the way they do, I purchased Petites Carottes Epluchees (Peeled Baby Carrots. They come in 8 ounce bags).