Amaretto Carrots Recipe
1 1/2 lb carrots, cut into 4 lengths
3 tbsp sweet butter
3 tbsp amaretto
1/4 tsp ground ginger, or to taste
1/3 cup sliced unblanced almonds, toasted l, ightly
In a steamer set over simmering water steam the carrots, covered, for
10 minutes, or until they are just al dente. Quarter the carrots
In a skillet, cook the carrots in the butter over moderate heat,
stirring, for 3 minutes; stir in the Amaretto and the ginger, and
cook the mixture, covered, over low heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the
almonds and salt and pepper to taste and simmer the mixture, covered
for 1 minute. Serves 6 to 8.
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