Carrots stewed in butter and honey

July 25, 2021  •  Category:

This was how my mom used to cook carrots and I loved it for two reasons: It was yummy, and it was super easy. All it takes is throwing the carrots (peeled and cut) into the pot, adding a chunk of butter, a swirl of honey (or a dash of brown sugar), a dash of salt, a little water, covering the pot and letting it cook and steam. Eventually, the carrots will cook and caramelize.

Carrots stewed in butter and honey

Joumana Accad Mediterranean, Middle Eastern July 25, 2021 Legumes, vegetable, side dish, carrot,

4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1 cm pieces

4 Tbsp unsalted butter

salt, to taste

2 Tbsp honey (or brown sugar)

2 Tbsp chopped parsley

1/2 cup water




  1. Place the carrots and the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Cover the saucepan and let the carrots cook and steam slowly, shaking the pan from time to time.
  2. Uncover the pan after 15" and shake a bit to make sure the carrots do not stick to the pan. Serve.

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  1. Lars Helgeby says:

    Dear Joumana,
    How can I buy a couple of issues of your great cookbook. “A taste of Beirut”?

    Best regards,

    Lars (I grew up in Beirut too).

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