Easy Stovetop Basted Carrots Recipe
What are Basted Carrots?
You may recall another post on Carrots Vichy a few months ago. Basting carrots look similar to Carrots Vichy; however, they’re different- taste and all.
Basting is a cooking method that involves moistening a liquid. I’ve used butter to cook these delicious carrots. The technique was unique. It’s something I’ve never performed before. Basting involves tilting the pan and moving the ingredient to one side. The liquid (i.e., butter) is added, and a spoon is used to scoop it and is poured over the food to cook.
Recipe & Kitchen Equipment
Yields 4 servings
- 1 pound organic carrots, oblique cut (refer to this post on how to perform this fancy cut)
- 2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, smashed
- Fresh dill
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- Canola oil, as needed
- Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
- Cutting board
- Chef knife
- Vegetable peeler
- Paring knife
- Frying pan
- Wooden spoon
- Serving spoon
- Slotted spoon
- Paper towel
- Serving bowl
- Sanitize kitchen (sink, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, phone, computer).
- Wash, peel, and cut carrots.
- Mise en place ingredients.
- Preheat the frying pan to medium-high heat on a stovetop.
- Line a pie pan with paper towels.
- Coat the pan with canola oil.
- Add carrots to the pan and brown.
- Mix the carrots.
- Tilt the pan and move the carrots to one side.
- Add butter, garlic, and dill to the pan.
- Baste the carrots with butter, garlic, and dill using a serving spoon to coat all the carrots.
- Cook the carrots and continue basting.
- Transfer the basted carrots onto the lined paper towel pie pan using a slotted spoon.
- Serve with the main dish.
Carrots & Skin Health
Fundamentally, eating carrots helps improve our skin on the inside and outside. Singh (2022) affirms that vitamin A and antioxidants safeguard our skin from too much sun exposure. Further, vitamin A deficiency may cause dehydration in the skin, hair, and nails. It also prevents premature wrinkling, acne, dry skin, pigmentation, discoloration, and irregular skin tone. Lastly, an affordable and practical facial mask can be made with carrots and honey. Check out this simple recipe.
Seven Fave Clean Skincare Products
I’ve finally valued the importance of skin health. I dreaded moisturizing products for a very long time. I didn’t necessarily relish the feeling of my hands and body being sticky and greasy from the creams and lotions. The tactility was uncomfortable and unwanting. But I learned to overcome this when I decided to take action on caring for my skin.
Moisturizing our skin is essential to preventing dryness and keeping our skin youthful, vigorous, and bright as we age (Börve, 2020). Suncare is vital, too, even on a rainy or overcast day. Use sunscreen EVERY DAY!
It’s best to begin a skincare regime young, particularly at puberty. I joined the bandwagon way after pubescence, and that’s ok! It’s never too late. I started this practice, and that’s what matters. I’ve been on this apparatus religiously for a couple of months and felt the difference in how my skin looks and feels after using clean skincare products.
Here are seven of my favorite skincare products from Honest Beauty.
- 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask– This gentle mask leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.
- Calm & Go Face Mist– My skin feels hydrated and ready to face the day.
- Hydrogel Cream– I love this cream the most. It’s made of mainly water and it feels so hydrating on my skin, as she’s drinking a glass of water. It’s the best!
- Pollution Solution Purifying Toner– This removes the dirt, oil, and grime off my face after waking up and before bedtime. My face is brand new!
- Prime + Perfect Mask– This mask smells delicious and it leaves my skin feeling so soft and smooth after- like a baby’s bottom! I also love the color. It’s so pretty!
- Vitamin C Radiance Facial Serum– I love the iridescent and luminous color of this serum. It brightens my day.
- Honest Body Lotion– So calming and makes my skin feel soft and reinvogorated.
Yay for radiant and hydrated skin!
In remembrance of 09/11,
“Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life.”
~ Renée Rouleau
Börve, A. (2020). Why do we moisturize? Retrieved from: https://www.firstderm.com/why-do-we-moisturize/
Singh, I. (2022). 10 health benefits of carrots. Retrieved from: https://www.carotene.org/10-health-benefits-carrots/