Herb-buttered baby carrots
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 8
Make the herby mustard butter a few days ahead, then microwave your carrots on the day for a speedy vegetarian side. It's the perfect dish for Christmas dinner or a Sunday roast
- STEP 1
Mash the butter in a bowl with the tarragon, parsley and mustard, as well as some seasoning. Cover and chill until needed. Can be made up to three days ahead.
- STEP 2
Trim the long green tops off the carrots and wash under cold running water, scrubbing them with a clean scourer to get rid of any dirt. Halve the carrots lengthways so they're all the same size, and put in a large, microwave-proof bowl with 3 tbsp water. Cover the carrots with a microwaveable plate or lid and heat on full power for 8-10 mins until just tender. Drain, then toss with the herby butter and serve straightaway.
STEAM THE CARROTS INSTEAD
If you don’t have a microwave, steam the carrots for 10-12 mins until tender, then toss with the butter in a warm serving bowl.