Carrots with Sage and Lemon Butter

Friday 26 August 2011

I don't always cook things in the English Kitchen that are incredibly rich and scumptiously fattening, like cakes and cookies. Occasionally I also cook vegetables!

Actually I cook vegetables every day. I just don't always show them to you. We actually eat a fairly healthy diet most of the time. I only ever rarely fry anything . . . and most of the cakes and goodies I bake get given away to friends and the missionaries.

Todd does eat some of them of course, but with there only being two of us in the house . . . it would go off before it would get eaten and so I gift it. I have tastes too . . . and I adore them, I really do! (All the more reason to give some of it away!)

I don't mind giving it away and don't look at it as a waste. I get a lot of pleasure out of baking and gifting . . . and tasting!!

Today I cooked some fresh carrots from our garden in this delicious manner. I can't take credit for the recipe. It is from a Waitrose booklet from several years ago. Oh my goodness, but they are some good.

Sage and lemon . . . not just good with chicken and fish, but utterly scrumptious with carrots as well!

Who knew!!

*Carrots with Sage and Lemon Butter*
Serves 6
Printable Recipe

Crispy tender carrots with a sage and zesty lemon butter!

12 sage leaves, chopped
the zest and juice of one lemon
1 pound of carrots, peeled, trimmed and sliced
30g of butter (2 TBS)
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Put the chopped sage leaves into a pestle and add the lemon zest. Season with some salt and black pepper. Pound together with the mortar and then stir in the lemon juice. Put the carrots into a pan of lightly salted water. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until crispy tender. Drain well. Return the carrots to the hot pot. Add the butter and the lemon/sage mixture. Toss everything together and them pour into a heated serving bowl to serve. Delicious!

Have any of you tried this yet??? It's incredibly good and makes a good change from plain old rice. I think it's also rather good for you as well! Low GI and all that. I highly recommend!!

Over in Oak Cottage today there is a delicious Chicken and Butternut Squash Gratin that might grab your fancy!


  1. I am with you on the veggie front Marie ~ I love them and we eat veggies and salads EVERY day as you do too........I also LOVE carrots, and herbs with carrots are sublime, so this looks like a winning recipe!
    I will bookmark this fro future carrot delectation!

  2. Sage and carrots go so well together!


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  4. These look so wonderful! Cooked carrots are a favorite dish here, so I hope to try these soon! =)

  5. Oh....YUM! I love carrots in butter and garlic...this looks SO much yummier, Marie!

    So sorry I haven't been by much. My computer keeps freezing on me when I'm on the internet--driving me crazy! So I try to visit when I can--we really need to get it fixed!

    Hope you're in the middle of the loveliest of weekends, dear friend...sending so much love your way!


  6. wow, these are delicous looking carrots,, you take the best photos Marie,, I havenever put sage with my carrots,, sound delicous


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