While I was searching for new maple recipes I came across this one for maple dill carrots on all recipes . Strangely enough the original recipe did not use any maple in it at all. I liked the sound of the dish and decided to make it anyways, only using actual maple syrup. In this recipe you blanch the carrots and then saute them in butter and maple syrup reducing the maple syrup until it is a sticky glazed that coats the carrots. You will want to watch the cooking time as you want the carrots to be nice and tender and not mushy. The maple glazed carrots with dill turned out really well. The sweetness of the maple complimented and brought out the natural sweetness of the carrots and the dill worked surprisingly well in this sweet dish. It was certainly a nice side in the maple and mustard glazed chicken dinner.
Maple Glazed Carrots with Dill
- 2 cups carrots (peeled and sliced)
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
- Blanch the carrots and rinse them under cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Melt he butter in a pan.
- Add the carrots and maple syrup and reduce the sauce, being careful to not over cook the carrots.
- Remove from heat and stir in the dill.
That color is awesome! I love carrots and the dill/maple sounds great.
I love to use dill on green beans mixed with a little butter, but I will try it with maple and carrots.
I’m not sure about continuing the maple syrup theme through onto the carrots as well as the chicken in this dish, I would have thought it too much of a good thing. 🙂
Chocolate Shavings says
I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy carrots. This seems perfect!
Sam Sotiropoulos says
Kevin! This is a wonderful recipe. Had me salivating, especially as I'm fasting for Lent and abstaining from dairy. 🙁 At first opportunity, I am going to give this recipe a try as I simply love maple syrup and always have a good supply on hand.
I very much like your blog & food! Very nice. Thanks for dropping by my own blog. I have added you to my reader and blogroll. Nice to discover fellow Torontonian foodies! 🙂
Sippity Sup says
I have tried, tried, tried, to leave you a private email message. But to no avail. I do not usually introduce myself to other bloggers in the comment section. In fact leaving comments scares me! But I do like and admire your blog, and felt it was time to come out of the shadows. But I will admit it took me a few months to figure out that you blogged from Canada not Greece. GREG
PS I did glazed carrots too a few weeks back. Are you copying me?
Not Another Omnivore says
You are all over the maple lately! Did I miss an announcement in one of your posts, coincidence, etc?
Anywho, I’ve already linked to you for maple month, and I plan on doing it again, so just let me know if anything needs changing or anything via comment of notanotheromnivore (at) gmail (dot) com. I don’t want to intrude on your great photos and creations!
This is just perfect for me. Just today I was wondering how to use little bit of maple syrup and tada, u have it. I have all the ingredients…will try this one and update:)
Thanks for the recipe
OOOOH marvelous glaze for the carrots.
Dana McCauley says
Nice to see carrots getting their due! Nice sounding combo. I made a salad dressing with dill today. Try it if you have time and let me know how you like it!
This is beautiful, I have to make those.
More maple goodness. Yes please.
Carolyn Jung says
This is one of my fave go-to veggie side dishes. I make it often. Even my niece who hates vegetables loves this dish. I also have made it with ginger syrup in place of maple syrup, and it’s fantastic, too.
That is a fantastic way of boosting the natural sweetness of carrots! 🙂
Although I’ve no idea about maple, carrots and dill sound so healthy. I love them. And this one is a perfect photo of them.
What an appetising dish. I would sit down to a plate of these very happily Kevin.
You are going strong with the maple infused recipes! love them!
Sounds interesting. I have to try this!
Laura P. says
I love maple-glazed carrots! Great idea to add dill to them. These would probably be good with a fish dish that has dill too.
I would never have thought to put dill and maple together – they look delicious.
Full of carrot goodness! Maybe coriander would go well if you didn't have dill….
You could also boil them with the butter and maple syrup in – by the time the water's evaporated the carrots are cooked and the maple syrup & butter's reduced to a glaze. It's better to use a wide pan for this – like a saute pan so they cook more evenly.
In the UK we have Chantenay carrots which I love: http://www.chantenay.co.uk/ . Do you have anything like that?
Amanda @ Fake Ginger says
Oh man, cooked carrots and dill are 2 of my favorite things ever. I’m def. making this soon!
What a lovely way to eat some carrots.
My mom use to make a version of glazed carrots when I was a kid, I loved them… Thanks for reminding me, yours look awesome!
I bet these are delicious! I will try, but will roast the carrots first….
I have to get past my fear of cooked carrots. It is the whole texture thing for me. The picture looks incredible with that pop of dill!
wow!!!! yummilicious huh???
I’m loving all these maple recipes. There’s nothing better than a sweetly-glazed carrot. Thanks Kevin!
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I know where to go when I’m looking for maple recipes…
Joie de vivre says
What gorgeous color!
Clumbsy Cookie says
Shinny carrots, yummy!
Sweet Bird says
I don’t think I’d ever consider combining maple and dill – but now that I’ve seen it it sounds kinda good.
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A wonderful idea! Yummy!
I would never believe that dill and maple syrup could partner so well. Thanks for trying it.
Looks fantastic, I’m always looking for new carrot recipes.
i’ve done the carrot-dill thing and loved it, and i happen to think that your use of maple is brilliant here–great side!
These sound so yummy since I love the use of dil. I need to try these.
Kevin! I am making this tonight. I can’t wait to taste them!