Friday, February 20, 2015

Carrots with Spice Garlic

Prep / Total time : ... 30 minutes ... Makes 6 servings

2             pounds medium carrots , cut diagonally into 1/4-inch slices
2            cinnamon sticks , (3-inch)
1            teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4         cup olive oil
12          garlic cloves , peeled and slightly crushed
1/2         teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4         teaspoon salt

1) Place carrots in a large saucepan and cover with water . Bring to a boil . Cover and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until ender ; drain .
2 ) In a large dry skillet . toast cinnamon sticks and cumin seeds over medium heat until aromatic , stirring occasionally . Add oil ; heat over medium-high heat . Add the carrots , crushed garlic , pepper flakes and salt ; cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until carrots and garlic are slightly browned . Remove cinnamon .
This classic Moroccan side dish is serve as often as possible , hot or as a cold salad . The natural sweetness of the carrots tempers the garlic and balances the sizzle of the pepper flakes .


  1. Good afternoon Nee,
    Love carrots!!! This recipe sounds awesome! I love the choice of your ingredients, and the cinnamon sticks must add to this dish a wonderful flavor. Never had these ingredients together on carrots, but I think I would really enjoy this. A wonderful side to a good meal. Thank you for sharing, dear friend..Have a great and blessed weekend!
    Dottie :)

  2. Good afternoon Dottie .
    My family love carrots cooked or raw . It's so many dishes you can make with carrots , love the carrot cake with carrot cream cheese icing .
    The cinnamon sticks gives the garlic a kick , sometime I put cinnamon on my pork roast , it brings out the flavor . Thanks for stopping BY and have a warm and safe weekend my friend :) Nee

  3. Carrots one of my favorite vegetables :) Looks like a very delicious side dish, Nee! :)

    1. Hi Medeja , Carrots are also one of my favorites , so many different dishes . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. Dear Nee, I would enjoy these carrots a good side side. xo Catherine

  5. Hi Catherine , I love carrots , there are so many ways to fix them Thanks for stopping by ~Nee~ :)


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