Carrots in Orange-Basil Butter

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“This is my adopted recipe. This is delicious with the subtle taste of orange. I doubled the recipe but must admit I didn't measure anything. I sliced the carrots in my new Cuisinart, the first time I've used the slicer on it.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium carrot (Carrot should be cut into Julienne strips.)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon butter or 1 teaspoon margarine
  • 1 pinch orange rind (Orange peel should be finely shredded.)
  • 1 pinch dried basil, Crushed
  • parsley, Snipped (optional)


  1. Place the carrot strips in a 10-ounce casserole.
  2. Sprinkle with water.
  3. Micro-cook, covered, on 100% power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or just till the carrot strips are crisp-tender.
  4. Let stand, covered, while preparing butter mixture.
  5. For butter mixture, in a custard cup combine butter or margarine, orange peel, and basil.
  6. Micro-cook, uncovered, on 100% power for 15 to 30 seconds or till the butter or margarine is melted.
  7. Drain carrot strips.
  8. Drizzle butter mixture over carrot strips.
  9. Garnish with snipped parsley, if desired.

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