Sunday, September 19, 2010

Brown Sugar & 5 Spice Carrots





There are a few facts from my cooking past...here they are in no particular order - NO JUDGEMENT ZONE HERE



1. Rice a Roni, this is a healthy dinner...and considered real cooking
2. Ranch is good on EVERYTHING...ok this still rings true
3. Carrots are for rabbits, or need to be adequately coated in ranch (reference # 2)



There are many more rules I lived by - those are just a few.



I have since reversed my standing on the whole rabbit carrot thing, depending on if the rabbits care to share.







INGREDIENTS


8 Carrots, skinned and sliced
1/2 tsp Olive Oil
1 tbs butter, melted
2 tbs brown sugar
1/8 tsp Chinese 5 star spice (go light, it is mighty powerful)

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 400.

Place carrots in a foil lined baking pan and toss with olive oil.

Add brown sugar & 5 star spice to melted butter, toss with the carrots. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until fork tender.

I ate mine plain and added them into a chicken wrap I had for dinner!



13 comments:

Susi said...

That sounds great. Love the flavors with the 5-spice! Great recipe!

Michelle J said...

These sound simple but exciting! If I've ever tried 5-spice powder, I don't recall it, so this will an interesting new side dish for us. Thanks! ;)

aipi said...

Second you on carrots and your rabbit theory lol !!
But looks like this way of doing carrots might just work..love the 5-spice in it !

US Masala

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Oh 5 spice! It does such glorious things to average ingredients!

À LA GRAHAM said...

Yum! Love it...my kind of recipe!

Monet said...

Isn't Mae West a hoot? What a great quote to start off a great post! I love carrots, especially during the fall months, and a little bit of sugar always helps them go down even quicker! I love the spice in this dish too!

Angie's Recipes said...

5-spice! Now you are talking! I love the recipe!

Tracy said...

What a great side...and perfectly fall, too!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

I love carrots because they are so flavorful that you don't need to add much to make them delicious. Roasted carrots are the best!

Mary said...

I think my comment was lost in cyberspace. I just wanted you to know I really like your carrot recipe. The 5 spice powder makes it a standout. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Smita Srivastava said...

Wonderful recipe n great clicks !!

- Smita
littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
(fun ideas to feed picky eaters)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Baked carrots are awesome- love the 5 spice powder!

Eliana said...

Ranch does make everything and anything taste better!