Last month we traveled to Cat Island, Bahamas for my sister’s wedding. It was a no-frills (though beautiful!) place, so we cooked our own lunches with whatever we were able to round up. As the designated chef of the family, hubby (aka Mateo Rodriguez) was called upon to prepare a meal for around twenty people a day using very limited ingredients.
For one such lunch, those ingredients included a yellow-fin tuna caught on the previous afternoon’s deep-sea fishing trip, a bag of lettuce, and a handful of extra large carrots. Of course the tuna on a bed of lettuce was amazing, but hubby was also able to transform those carrots into something absolutely incredible using only a can of ginger ale he found in the fridge. Those ginger ale glazed carrots lasted about five minutes and were the surprise star of the meal.
Here’s what you need to make Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots:
- Medium bag of carrots
- 1 can of ginger ale
Seriously! That’s it!
It was actually hubby’s idea to venture into video, and I think he did an unbelievable job for our first attempt! He has no on camera training, so I’d say he’s a natural– the next Food Network Star maybe? 😉
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Tip: You could also use a lemon-lime or citrus soda if that’s what you have on hand — the flavor might be slightly different, but it will still be sweet and savory with that perfect caramelization you can see in the pictures. YUM!
Hubby uses the Kila Chef 11″ Tri-Ply Copper Bottom Frying Pan — you get all the benefits of cooking with copper, but at a fraction of the price of fancy solid copper pans!
Here’s a printable version of this super-easy Ginger Ale Glazed Carrots recipe:
- 1 medium bag of carrots
- 1 can of ginger ale
- Wash & peel carrots, cut off and discard ends and tips. Cut into slices 1/4" thick.
- Add carrots to greased frying pan on medium high. Brown for 2-3 minutes.
- Add half a can of ginger ale to carrots. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
The next time you’re scrambling to create a fabulous holiday meal, or just a Tuesday night diner, don’t worry! If you’ve got a bag of carrots, a can of ginger ale, and fifteen minutes, then you can make this delicious and easy side dish!
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