Microwave honey & fennel-glazed carrots

Toss baby carrots in a fennel and honey butter and serve at a Christmas feast. They look special, and best of all, don’t take up any hob space

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 100
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 4g
  • carbs 9g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 40g butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp runny honey (heather honey works well)
  • 1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
  • 600g baby carrots (Chantenay), large ones halved
  • ½ bunch of parsley, finely chopped


  1. Mash the butter in a bowl with the honey and fennel seeds. Cover and chill until needed. Can be prepared up to three days ahead.

  2. Trim the tops off the carrots and wash under cold running water, scrubbing them with a clean scourer to get rid of any dirt. Put the carrots in a large, microwave-proof bowl with 2 tsp water. Cover the carrots with a microwaveable plate or lid and heat on full power for 5-6 mins until just tender. Drain, then toss with the honey and fennel butter and parsley. Taste for seasoning and serve.

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