Mel and Mal's Lemon Carrots

  • Serves 4
  • Prep/Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • 8 large carrots, washed, peeled and cut at an angle
  • 2 fresh lemons, zest and juice
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups of water

This is a lovely colourful accompaniment to your Easter dinner but what makes it so tasty is the combination of the acidity of lemon against the sweetness of the carrot

Use a 3 tier steamer to cook the carrots as this retains both the colour and the flavour

Serves : 4        Prep/Cooking Time : 15 mins

Tip : Only use fresh lemon juice and invest in a lemon zester if you haven't already got one - you won't regret it!


Steam the Carrots

In the bottom part of the steamer, boil up the water and when bubbling, place the prepared carrots in one of the compartments and place onto top of the base.

Over the carrots, drizzle half of the zest and juice and 1tsp of sugar and place the lid on top

Simmer gently until the carrots are just softened

Remove the steamer compartment (keeping the lid on to keep the carrots warm) and put to one side

Make the Lemon reduction

Take the base with boiling water and bring again to the boil. Add in the remaining lemon juice, zest and sugar and reduce until you have around 4tbsps worth of liquid left.

Place the carrots into the liquid and toss until covered

Serve with a sprig of flat leaf parsley

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