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14 days of Aphrodisiac Dishes -#10 Canadian Maple-Glazed Carrots

   
Also called a philtron, by the Greeks, which translates to “love potion”. Carrots are high in Beta-carotene and vitamin A.
In Ancient Greece, carrots were used in a drink to intensify sexuality. Sorry, I don’t have their love potion recipe, but, I have many others including this powerful antioxidant.
Here is a quick and easy one.Maple-Glazed Carrots I tried these carrots the first time I visited Canada.
It was an amazing experience. What was that white fluffy thing on the streets? Snow. For the first time in my life, I saw, touched and even tasted the snow.
There was this little restaurant in Winnipeg, MB, which name I don’t remember, they welcomed me with warm sweet carrots. Carrots and maple syrup. I got hooked! Hooked to carrots, maple syrup and snow. ;-)
What’s not to love about maple syrup? Now, add carrots, and you’ll see what I mean. There is not need to wait for a snowy day to enjoy this aphrodisiac delicacy.

   
Canadian Maple-Glazed Carrots
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Ingredients  That’s it. Just a few ingredients.

   
Peel and cut the carrots into ¼ inch thick rounds.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_sliced

   
Place the carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with salted water. Boil until crisp-tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Boil

   
Drain well.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Drain

   
Heat a skillet, reduce heat to medium and add the butter and olive oil.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Butter and olive oil

   
Then the carrots.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_on butter

   
Add the maple syrup and the orange juice. Stir.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Maple

   
Sprinkle with the cinnamon, black pepper and just a teaspoon of sugar, stir again.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_Sprinkle pepper
Cook until the juices are reduced to a glaze.
Maple-Glazed Carrots_sauce

   
Maple-Glazed Carrots

   
Bon Appétit!

Alba

   
Ingredients
1 lb of carrots, peeled and cut into ¼ inch thick rounds.
1 tablespoon of butter.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
1 orange (the juice)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar.
1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

   
Preparation
-Place the carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with salted water. Boil until crisp-tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well.
-Heat a skillet, reduce heat to medium and add the butter and olive oil. Then the carrots.
-Add the maple syrup and the orange juice. Stir.
-Sprinkle with the cinnamon, black pepper and sugar, stir again.
-Cook until the juices are reduced to a glaze.

Bon Appétit!

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