Butter-Braised Carrots with Thyme

Braised in sweet butter and tossed with garlic and thyme, these carrots are truly sublime.

Ingredients:
1½ pounds carrots, peeled and cut into thick matchsticks
2 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (if desired)
2 thyme sprigs
1¾ cups chicken stock
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large ovenproof skillet (one that has an accompanying lid, which will be used later), melt the butter over moderately low heat. Add the carrots, garlic and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, until the carrots are tender but not browned, about 10 minutes. Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and remove from the heat.

2. Cover the skillet with the lid. Braise the carrots in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until they are very tender. Discard the thyme sprigs and serve.

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What a wet month it has been: Rid yourself of the rainy day blues this week with our housemade roasted cauliflower and mushroom soup, plus sweet, nutty Gruyère cheese bread and all the fixings for a bright Cara Cara orange and escarole salad to serve alongside. The week’s provisions also include our bright strawberry jam, European-style cultured butter from Cherry Valley Dairy and spring produce such as fennel, broccolini and leeks. Enjoy!

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Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

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