Every once in a while I need a super easy vegetable and I just don’t feel like cooking something on top of the stove or doing a lot of prep work. (For some reason, cooking vegetables just exhausts me. No idea why.)  In situations such as these, I turn to the time-tested aluminum foil cooking method. Basically it involves piling some seasonings on vegetables, wrapping it all up in foil and then throwing it in a hot oven or on the grill for a while. Super easy and tasty. Pretty much my goal. Carrots are a prime candidate for this option and I encourage you to play around with the seasonings.

 

ingredients

Carrots, peeled
Butter (or really, smart balance baking blend)
Honey
Herbs of your choosing (I used tarragon and rosemary)
Salt & Pepper

 

chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut the carrots into the size you want. Place them on a sheet of aluminum. (I try to use the heavy duty if I have it. If not, I double up the foil.)

buttered

Slice pads of butter and lay them on top of the carrots (olive oil will also work). Drizzle honey over the carrots and butter. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper as desired.

 

wrapped

 

Wrap the carrots up in the foil so you have a little packet and place on a baking sheet before putting in the oven. If you’re using a grill, just put the packet straight on the grill.

Cooking time will vary based on how you’ve cut the carrots and how many you’re using. Mine took about 25 minutes to be cooked through, but still be pretty firm. Keep that in mind and adjust cooking time accordingly.

cooked

 

When the carrots have finished cooking, remove from the oven. Now, while aluminum foil cools quickly, there’s going to be a lot of hot steam inside the packet so open carefully. Season the carrots with salt and pepper again, if needed, and dig on in.

 


Honey-Roasted Carrots
 
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Ingredients
  • Carrots, peeled
  • Butter (or really, smart balance baking blend)
  • Honey
  • Herbs of your choosing (I used tarragon and rosemary)
  • Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the carrots into the size you want. Place them on a sheet of aluminum. (I try to use the heavy duty if I have it. If not, I double up the foil.)
  3. Slice pads of butter and lay them on top of the carrots (olive oil will also work). Drizzle honey over the carrots and butter. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Wrap the carrots up in the foil so you have a little packet and place on a baking sheet before putting in the oven. If you're using a grill, just put the packet straight on the grill.
  5. Cooking time will vary based on how you've cut the carrots and how many you're using. Mine took about 25 minutes to be cooked through, but still be pretty firm. Keep that in mind and adjust cooking time accordingly.
  6. When the carrots have finished cooking, remove from the oven. Now, while aluminum foil cools quickly, there's going to be a lot of hot steam inside the packet so open carefully. Season the carrots with salt and pepper again, if needed, and dig on in.