Raw carrots. Roasted carrots. Boiled carrots. I can't be the only one who gets tired of eating the same ol' thing! I wasn't ready to give up on carrots, but I desperately needed something new.
So... this whole carrot hotdog craze caught my attention. (Yes, ppl are putting whole carrots in a hotdog bun!) Let me be clear... I believe there are certain foods that shouldn't be touched. If I'm going to have a hot dog, then please let me enjoy my hot dog. BUT... it did inspire me to heat up the (Foreman) grill. I threw my carrots in a brown sugar & cayenne glaze and the result was surprisingly delicious.
Eating vegetables is great, but eating food you enjoy is also important. If you're feeling bold, then try these Sweet Cayenne Grilled Carrots.
- Carrots (1 bunch)
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon Ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
Garnish with parsely
Heat grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. While grill is heating up - wash, peel, and cut carrots diagonally into ¼-inch-thick slices.
Combine olive oil, brown sugar, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger, and cayenne in one bowl. Add carrots - toss and coat evenly.
With tongs, place carrots on grill rack. Grill for 5-7 minutes, until the carrots develop sear marks and begin to soften. Flip, cover, and grill carrots for another 5-7 minutes.
Carrots should be tender with a hint of crunch in the center!
Don't be afraid to try something different