Hairy Bikers' glazed carrots recipe

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Give your carrots some attention as you cook your roast dinner with this recipe from The Hairy Bikers. Honey and parsley give the carrots some extra flavour

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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Cost RangeCheap

The Hairy Biker's glazed carrots are our favourite side dish for our Sunday roast dinner, or just as a good way to cook veggies for the children's mid-week dinner - no one can turn down the sticky honey glaze even if it is covering a carrot! Give your veggies a bit of extra time and attention by marinading them in this sticky sugary glaze and the honey will give you so much depth of flavour. Glazed carrots are always a winner but especially with the Hairy Biker's special secret - caraway seeds! Delicious.


  • 1kg baby carrots or 8 medium carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1½ tsp caraway seeds
  • 50g butter (or dairy-free spread)
  • 1 dsrtsp runny honey (optional)
  • A handful of freshly chopped parsley
  • Sea salt and black pepper




  1. Wash and peel the carrots. Baby carrots can be left whole but if using larger ones, cut them into batons about 5mm thick. Place the carrots and the bay leaves in a steamer basket and steam for 5–7 minutes until softened.
  2. Meanwhile put the caraway seeds in a dry pan and dry fry them for about a minute over a low to medium heat. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Place the seeds in a pestle and mortar and grind them to a rough powder. Melt the butter and honey, if using, in a pan and add the ground caraway seeds and carrots. Toss the carrots in the honey and caraway butter, add seasoning to taste and cook for a couple of minutes over a medium heat. Mix in the freshly chopped parsley and serve.
Top Tip for making Hairy Bikers' glazed carrots

The Bikers say: 'If you don't have a steamer, boil the carrots for the same amount of time.'

Hairy Bikers

Simon King and David Myers are the fantastic duo that make up the Hairy Bikers and are best known as Si and Dave. The Hairy Bikers have several cookbooks published including How to Love Food and Lose Weight and Eat for Life. Hairy Biker recipes are always triple tested and try to be as fuss-free as possible so you can trust the timings. Si and Dave have also had several hit cooking shows as they remain as one of the UK’s favourite cookery duos.