These roasted carrots are truly delicious – great with roast meats and game! Using heather honey keeps the carrots super aromatic and this is accentuated by a good amount of fresh rosemary. Lemon juice and zest stops everything becoming too sweet, whilst a little cumin brings out the flavour of the carrots.
Using local, organic carrots and good quality honey will give fantastic results! I prefer heather honey but any good quality, non-comb honey will work great.
Honey Roasted Carrots
1kg Carrots (Peeled and Chopped into Large Chunks)
30ml Olive Oil
2tsp Sea Salt
2 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
1 1/2tsp Cumin Seed
1 Lemon (Juice and Zest)
1) Pre heat the oven to 180C. In a large roasting pan, melt the butter and olive oil over a high heat on the stove top. Add the carrots, salt and rosemary and cook on the stove for 10 minutes until the carrots are slightly golden.
2) Transfer to the oven and cook for a further 20 minutes, tossing the carrots halfway through cooking.
3) Remove the carrots from the oven and return to the stove top. Over a medium heat, add the honey, cumin seeds and lemon juice. Toss the carrots in the mixture and cook for 2 minutes until the lemon juice has reduced and coats the carrots. Serve.