No-peel braised carrots

Don’t waste time peeling and chopping carrots – just braise baby carrots with butter, sugar and fennel seeds for the perfect side dish

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 47
  • fat 3g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 3g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 1g
  • salt 0.2g


  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 300g baby topped carrots
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed


  1. Heat the vegetable stock, then tip the carrots into a deep frying pan. Add the butter, sugar, fennel seeds and the hot stock. Season to taste. 

  2. Simmer, uncovered, over a medium heat for 25-30 mins or until the carrots are cooked through and the liquid is reduced and glossy.

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