Hoisin-Sesame Carrots

Glazed carrots take on the Asian flavors of hoisin and sesame.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4
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2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch-thick on the diagonal

3 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a large dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring, until lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small dish and set aside.
  2. To the same skillet, add the carrots, hoisin, butter, a pinch of salt, a few grinds of pepper and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook until the carrots are tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.
  3. Uncover the skillet and raise the heat to medium-high. Simmer until the liquid has reduced to a glaze, about 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds and chives.