British Sidelemon glazed carrots with mint

Lemon-Glazed Carrots with Mint
(Serves 8)

Sweet and buttery carrots glazed with lemon sauce and sprinkled with mint.

2 lb. carrots
2 T lemon zest (grated)
3 T lemon juice
3 T sugar
1 chicken bouillon cube (broken up into bits)*
water (enough to cover carrots)
1/3 C butter
ground pepper (to taste)
4 or 5 sprigs of fresh mint (chopped)

Peel and cut carrots into 1 1/2" x 1/4" diagonal lengths. Toss with lemon zest and juice, sugar, bouillon cube, butter, and pepper. Put all in a heavy skillet and pour in just enough water to cover.

"Sweat" carrots by laying a fitted piece of wax paper on top. Bring to a boil, turn down heat, and simmer gently till carrots are tender and the water has evaporated, about 30 min. Carrots should be coated with a light, lemony glaze. Sprinkle with mint and serve.

* Use Wylers: more flavorful and 1/3 less salt than Herbox. Or substitute chicken broth for both bouillon cube and water.

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Clotted Cream: a thick yellowish cream made from unpasturized cow's milk. You can make your own, although it's hard to find unpasturized cream in the U.S. Still, you'll find 3 recipes under Scones. All use pasturized cream; try to avoid "ultra" pasturized.

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