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. 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
That’s it. Just a few ingredients.
Peel and cut the carrots into ¼ inch thick rounds.
Place the carrots in a shallow saucepan, and cover with salted water. Boil until crisp-tender, about 5 to 8 minutes.
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 just a teaspoon of sugar, stir again.
Cook until the juices are reduced to a glaze.
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.
-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.