I was beyond thrilled to see the recipe for “Honey Glazed Carrots” in the most recent issue of Food & Wine magazine. Why, you might ask? Because I had gone sale-crazy and had way too many carrots sitting in the fridge than I knew what to do with.
Though I don’t care too much for cooked broccoli (weird enough, I love raw broccoli, especially with ranch), the honey glaze on it made it appealing to my picky palate.
One point I learned while making this dish is that it is more than alright to add the drained pasta to the saucepan with the vegetables. Since the vegetables are in a yummy glaze, the pasta soaks the extras right up and the whole dish resides in harmony.
I’m odd, I know. But I couldn’t resist! Carrot Fingersssss.
Pasta with Honey-Glazed Vegetables
3 regular carrots
1/2 head broccoli
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsps honey
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
And as much pasta as you want!
1. Wash and chop your carrots into approximately 1 1/2″ pieces. I halved some pieces since they were so fat. Since we’ll be boiling the carrots until soft, it’s unnecessary to peel them beforehand.
2. Bring some water to a boil and drop in the chopped carrots. Boil until soft, about 8 minutes.
3. At this point, you will want to start cooking your pasta as well. I used regular ol’ spaghetti, but you can use any starch of your choosing.
4. Chop up the half head of broccoli.
5. Dissolve the honey in the soy sauce.
6. Melt the butter or heat the olive oil for about a minute on medium-high heat. Add in the soy sauce/honey mixture and heat for another minute or until slightly simmering.
7. Drop in your vegetables! Note, the carrots had been boiling for 8 minutes and drained before adding to the saucepan, but the broccoli was dropped in there raw. Let the glaze work its way into the vegetables for about 3 minutes, flip the vegetables and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
8. Drop your cooked and drained pasta right on top of your prepared vegetables.
9. Using a pair of tongs, incorporate the vegetables and their yummy soy sauce and honey juices, into the pasta.
10. Dish out and enjoy!