Bourbon-Glazed Carrots - A Delicious and Boozy Side Dish

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These bourbon-glazed carrots are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The carrots are cooked until tender and then coated in a delicious sweet and tangy glaze made with bourbon, brown sugar, and butter. The glaze adds a rich and complex flavor to the carrots, making them a standout dish on any table. Whether you're serving these carrots at a holiday gathering or just for a weeknight dinner, they're sure to be a hit with everyone. And the best part is, they're incredibly easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Pour in the bourbon, brown sugar, water, salt, and black pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cover the skillet.
  5. Simmer the carrots for 15-20 minutes, or until they are tender.
  6. Remove the lid and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the glaze has thickened.
  7. Transfer the carrots to a serving dish and garnish with fresh parsley.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Carrots are a great source of beta carotene, which is converted into vitamin A in the body.
  • Bourbon is a type of whiskey that is primarily made in the United States.
  • The glaze made with bourbon adds a unique depth of flavor to the carrots.
  • Carrots are often associated with improved vision, thanks to their high vitamin A content.