Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Chili Cumin Carrots


These are just a little bit spicy and a little bit sweet with a nice finish of lime and cilantro. I love them and I used very young thin carrots so they cooked quickly.


You will need:

  • 10 skinny carrots- peeled and sliced diagonally
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp cilantro - chopped fine

Step 1: peel and slice carrots.


Step 2: gather all other ingredients. Chop cilantro and lime.


Step 3: place olive oil, carrots, chili powder, hot pepper flakes, cumin and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes on medium/high heat. Stirring or tossing regularly to prevent burning. 


Step 4: add honey, water and lime juice and cover cooking another 5 minutes on medium.low. You will need to check them once you hear the water evaporate and the oil start to sizzle again.Taste them to see if they are as crisp or as tender as you like them or to adjust salt/pepper. You may need to cook them another few minutes or add a bit more water depending on the size of your pieces.


Serve with a bit more lime and some fresh cilantro. 







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