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Cardamom and Ginger Carrots

  • Author: Zach Johnston
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 5 sides 1x


This awesome holiday side dish will reassure your grandma that you actually have your life together, whether or not that is actually true remains to be seen.



  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 whole cardamom pods (keep them whole!)
  • 3 pounds carrots, (you can also use baby carrots left whole)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1.5 tbsp. Colorado Chicken and Veg


  • In your big frying pan! Melt the butter with a medium heat
  • Add the ginger, garlic, and cardamom and cook until fragrant DO NOT BROWN THE BUTTER. (This is around 2 minutes)
  • Add the carrots and sugar and cook over moderately high heat, stir the pot baby. Cook these until the carrots are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrot and orange juices and bring to a simmer.
  • Put a lid or foil or parchment paper over the pan and cook the carrots over low heat until tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook over moderate heat until the carrots are glazed, about 5 minutes longer.
  • Pull out the ginger and cardamom pods, transfer to a bowl and serve or cover and get to your party!

  • Category: side dishes
  • Method: pan fry