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Chef John's Five-Spice Carrots

Rated as 4.49 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

45 m servings 75 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 75 calories; 4.8 g fat; 8.2 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 58 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 make...

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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?

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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 make...

Simple and delicious. I was out of olive oil so I used grapeseed oil, but I did everything else as written until the very end. The last few minutes of cooking I turned the oven to broil. I like ...

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 portio...

Perfect. I used olive oil.

The Five-Spice is so unique, it balances out the sweetness of the carrots and gives them some depth in flavor. I purcahsed the five-spice for a pumpkin pie receipe of Chef John's - so I knew wha...

Hands down the best carrots I've ever eaten. Made exactly as directed. Fantastic and super easy.

Couldn't ask for anything easier & with flavor. Will be making again, but with a little less oil. If you want something that will be different & taste good, this is it.

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.

The ginger in the Chinese Five-Spice is a nice compliment to the sweet, soft carrots. I usually use sea salt and pepper to season, but this is a nice variation. Very, very good!