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Carrots with bacon & marmalade butter

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • plus cooling
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

Take the humble carrot to new heights with an irresistible bacon and marmalade butter. This makes a great Christmas dinner side

  • Freezable (butter only)
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal142
fat10g
saturates5g
carbs9g
sugars9g
fibre3g
protein3g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 3 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1½ tbsp fine-shred marmalade
  • 800g carrots, halved down the centre and sliced on an angle

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the grill to high and grill the bacon for 3-4 mins each side until crisp. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

  • STEP 2

    Chop the bacon as finely as you can and combine well with the butter and marmalade. Will keep chilled for up to three days.

  • STEP 3

    Put the carrots in a pan and cover with boiling water. Boil for 5-6 mins until cooked but retaining some bite, then drain and tip into a bowl. Put slices of the butter on top, tossing until the butter has melted.

RECIPE TIPS

MAKE EXTRA
Double or quadruple the amount of butter and keep leftovers in the freezer for up to two months to be used on carrots and parsnips.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2021

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