1 pound carrots, trimmed and peeled if necessary, cut into coins or sticks
2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced or grated peeled fresh ginger
1/3 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Chopped fresh parsley, dill, mint, basil or chervil leaves for garnish (optional)
Combine all ingredients except garnish in a saucepan no more than 6 inches across. Bring to a boil, then cover and adjust heat so mixture simmers.
Cook, more or less undisturbed, until carrots are tender and liquid is almost gone, 10 to 20 minutes. Uncover and boil off remaining liquid, then add lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Serve hot or within an hour or two, garnished with herbs, if you like.
Yield: 4 servings.
Per serving: 108 calories; 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 50 percent calories from fat); 13 g carbohydrates; 16 mg cholesterol; 133 mg sodium; 1 g protein; 3 g fiber.