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Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots #bloggersCLUE


Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots

Carrots so sweet and tender, they almost could be mistaken for candy! Did I say candy? Yes, even after all the candy we had around here during Easter, I was craving a different and sweet way to show off gorgeous spring carrots. Craving spring sweetness? You'll love these maple soy glazed carrots.



I recently had the chance to go on a sort of scavenger hunt on a blog I’m very familiar with. How did these gorgeous maple soy spring carrots come about and what does it have to do with bloggers C.L.U.E?  I was searching through salads, and I decided to go in the direction of carrots!  So what was this hunt all about?


The hunt was for a group I just became a part of called blogger C.L.U.E. and the blog I was given to search through was my friend Lisa from Authentic Suburban Gourmet. When I started my hunt through her blog, I was impressed with her collection of 39 different salads!! 39! And they are all so very interesting. I was inspired by her roasted spring carrots with cumin scented pistachios. While you’re on Lisa's site, don’t miss her Japanese Style Pancakes (they look fantastic!). I am always looking for new cookie inspiration, and love her chocolate, coconut, butterscotch oatmeal cookies. Lisa lives in California and has wonderful posts on wine...but I almost forgot to mention her Friday Night Bites series...it's just delectable!
Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots

I was in love with the idea of cumin scented pistachios, but thought I better stick to something even the kiddos would like. I made a glaze that I like to make for tofu and for some other Asian style dishes. This glaze is so cool! You can change it up with different flavors. If you don't have maple syrup on hand, add some brown sugar. Feeling adventurous? Booze it up a little!! Bourbon would be quite perfect! I was thinking beyond the carrots when I made the glaze, and decided to use it for a turkey roast we were having that night as well. Boy, was it a great decision!

Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots

Do you have any spring celebrations coming up? These carrots would be perfect for a spring celebration like Easter served with a lovely baked ham. I'm thinking if you are finally experiencing warmer weather, you may want to dine outside on a Sunday and you could impress your guests with these sweet carrots which are so easy to make!!

The blogger C.L.U.E (Cook, Learn, Undertake, Eat) Society meets every month in a game of mystery, intrigue, and fun! We are given a theme and secretly assigned another member's blog; our mission is to hunt through our assigned blog to find a recipe that fits the theme through our eyes. We then head into the kitchen and recreate the recipe and post together on reveal day!

I am always interested in solving a good mystery, so it was only natural that I would be loving this food blogging group: blogger C.L.U.E!

Today is reveal day, and this month’s theme is: Spring Vegetables. Join me in reading about the food hunted down this month in the #bloggerCLUE member’s kitchens!



Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots

by Savoring Italy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: approx 30 minutes

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 1 1/2 pounds small spring carrots, tops trimmed, scrubbed and peeled
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 whole peeled garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Place the carrots on baking sheet drizzling 3 tablespoons olive oil over all the carrots.

Season with salt and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly all over the carrots with your hands.

Roast for 30 minutes or until carrots are slightly browned and fragrant and tender when pierced with a fork.

While carrots are roasting, place soy sauce, orange juice, water, garlic cloves, rice wine vinegar and toasted sesame oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring to a simmer and cook the soy sauce mixture until it is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add maple syrup, stirring to dissolve. Cook 5 more minutes, until the sauce slightly covers the back of a spoon and look syrupy (it will thicken up when it cools). You could discard the garlic cloves or eat them if you love them!!

Keep sauce warm until carrots are done.

Toss carrots in warm glaze (add as much or as little as you would prefer. Depending on how much glaze you like. I added the rest of the glaze on my roast I made.), sprinkle on sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

35 comments

  1. Those carrots are just GORGEOUS! Fantastic recipe choice. :)

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  2. Your carrots are so vibrant and beautiful!!! And the glaze? Yum!!!

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  3. Those are beautiful carrots! It makes them all the more tasty looking!

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  4. […] Maple Soy Glazed Carrots from Lora at Cake Duchess […]

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  5. We always use brown sugar for our glazed carrots but now I am going to try it with maple syrup....yum

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  6. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  7. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  8. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  9. I love how colorful the carrots are

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  10. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  11. Great Easter dish for sure, but I will try them as soon as I can get carrots at the FM. Love the combo of flavors.

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  12. So happy you are part of C.L.U.E. Lora!! And you got lucky with Lisa as your assignment! She makes the most wonderful dishes, and one day I'm going to join her for her Friday Night appetizers. One day. Just like one day I'm going to join you for some fabulous baked good!
    But these carrots? Love the soy/maple glaze... candy indeed. And gorgeous photo btw.

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  13. Ahhhhhh - thank you Kim! You both are welcome anytime for Friday Night Bites!

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  14. Lora - I love what you did to kick these up another knotch! I had almost forgotten about this recipe but now I need to use your version next time. Hope you are doing well!!!

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  15. Mmmmm....these are beautiful and I know delicious! I must give these a try soon....carrots are one of my favorites!

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  16. So happy to be in the group with you, Lora. I bet it was hard selecting one recipe from Lisa's blog--it's a treasure trove of great eats! I've been on a carrot kick lately but have just been eating them plain. I love this refined and flavor-packed version of carrots. Will definitely be making these soon. :)

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  17. Excellent choice! Multicolored carrots are so simple and really stand on their own. Love them.

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  18. These carrots are so lovely! I always see multicolored carrots at the farmer's market but have never bought them. Yet after this recipe I can't stop thinking about them. And that maple glaze? So versatile. Looking forward to getting to know you better through #BloggerCLUE! :)

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  19. LOVE these carrots. They look a lot like ones we had at a restaurant in Boston that my daughter couldn't get enough of! Going to have to make these soon.

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  20. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  21. Oh, they are beautiful, I love glazed carrots in any form - and the idea of boozin' them up with a bit of bourbon sounds perfect to me! :)

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  22. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  23. You can't beat the flavor of roasted carrots, except by adding an exceptionally delicious glaze. Those guys are gorgeous, Lora!

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  24. What a fun recipe group! Love the carrots and THAT.GLAZE!

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  25. Love the beautiful natural colors of the carrots and your photos are always stunning!

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  26. Wow!!! Those are some gorgeous carrots!!

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  27. I love the rainbow carrots, I get them whenever I can. And, maple soy sounds like a scrumptious combination that I'll have to try soon. Lovely post.

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  28. I love carrots cooked like this. There is just something about them that is so inviting. What a fun group event. Love a good mystery, lol.

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  29. Awesome carrots & recipe. Will give this a go next time I'm looking to spice up my carrots.

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  30. […] Maple Soy Glazed Spring Carrots by Lora from Cake Duchess […]

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  31. Sounds so fun!!! I was just experimenting in the kitchen last night with carrots and maple! Love the sauce and those carrots are beautiful!!

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  32. Those carrots are so pretty! I've yet to try the other color varieties.

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