Carrot Recipes

Carrots with Spiced Butter Sauce recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Carrots are steamed until tender in this recipe, then tossed with a simple buttery sauce flavoured with cinnamon, garlic, cumin, thyme and lemon.


  • 900g carrots
  • 50g butter
  • 5 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. each black pepper, cinnamon and cumin
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice


  1. Slice the carrots and place into a pan of boiling salted water. Simmer until tender and drain, reserving 125ml of the water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil over a low heat in a large frying pan. Mince the garlic cloves. Add the salt, pepper, cinnamon, cumin, garlic, thyme and bay leaf to the frying pan. Cook over a fairly low heat until fragrant and golden but not burned. Add the 125ml cooking liquid, stir together and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened over a very low heat.

  3. Melt the butter into the sauce. Add the cooked carrots and toss to combine, then serve immediately with any extra sauce drizzled over.

If you like, try adding some fresh chilli to the sauce or ginger for extra fresh flavour. Recipe serves 6-8.

Author: Laura Young.

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900gabout 32 oz (31.7457 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
50gabout 2 oz (1.76365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: September 7, 2012
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