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Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots  Recipe
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Chef John’s Five-Spice Carrots
These roasted carrots are an easy, aromatic, and deliciously different side dish. See more
  • READY IN 45 mins

Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots

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"These five-spice roast carrots are amazingly aromatic and delicious. The ingredients are so simple. Exotic, but familiar and not too exotic."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    45 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut halved carrots in half again crosswise on the diagonal. Place carrots into a 2-quart baking dish and drizzle with vegetable oil; sprinkle with 5-spice powder and salt to taste. Toss lightly to coat carrots with oil and seasoning. Arrange carrots into an even layer.
  3. Roast carrots in the preheated oven for 15 minutes; check for tenderness and stir if desired. Continue roasting until tender, 15 to 20 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2014

No Chinese five-spice powder on hand? Here is what I learned about this ingredient while searching for a substitute. Different five-spice blends use various spices. In his video, Chef John makes jokes about his jar listing seven ingredients. The term "FIVE SPICE" actually refers to the five flavors the blend yields: sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. A workable substitute is 1/8 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, black pepper, and anise OR fennel seeds.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 19, 2014

I was not a fan of this side dish. Maybe I didn't cook them long enough, who knows. This was my first time using 5-spice. Maybe I don't like that?

 
Apr 20, 2014

I completely agree with the part about "exotic, but familiar and not too exotic". I served these as part of Easter dinner (the bunny didn't eat all of the carrots), and people ate larger portions than they ordinarily would eat of carrots. Accordingly, I suggest planning on 1 1/2 - 2 carrots pp. A nice change from my typical roasted vegetables with just salt and pepper. Thank you.

 
Oct 03, 2014

Perfect. I used olive oil.

 
Feb 07, 2015

Wonderful! Used the suggested substitute for the 5 spice powder, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly and they were perfect. The seasoning adds just an intriguing difference. I'll be making these again!

 
Jan 03, 2015

These are excellent! A new twist to serving carrots and everyone loved them.

 
Dec 29, 2014

I took it to a party. Everyone loved it. I used olive oil and baby carrots.

 
Nov 23, 2014

Easy and a great taste. DO NOT go crazy with the five-spice powders. A little goes a long way with this spice. I added some black pepper to it.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 58 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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