Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simple sauteed carrots

Since it's so hot outside and the AC is trying to cool the inside, I don't want to stand over a hot cook top for too long preparing dinner.   Also, with the temperatures soaring past 100 degrees here in Austin, our meals have taken a turn for the LEAN as we are just not that hungry!   In addition to our grilled chicken last night, I blanched some carrots then quickly sauteed them in a little olive oil with salt and pepper.   They were a perfect accompaniment to the arugula and chicken and something I will do more often.

Simple sauteed carrots
Ingredients:
  • 6 - 7 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Directions:   Peel and diagonally slice the carrots.   Blanche in boiling salted water for 4 minutes and drain well.   In a saute pan over high heat, quickly cook the carrots and season with salt and pepper.   Perfect side dish for many meals!
 with a little olive oil 

our yummy dinner last night

1 comment:

The Mom Chef said...

I love carrots prepared this way so much more than when they're given extra sweetness with honey. They're already so sweet that your simple dressing lets the flavor shine. Thanks for sharing!