We need to give the carrot a bit of love. It's been served boiled or mashed and often devoid of flavour but this recipe returns it back to its natural splendour
Roasting it brings out its natural sweetness and glazing it with honey makes it sticky
Pre-heat the oven to 200C and add the olive oil to a roasting tray. When the oven is at temperature, place the roasting tray in the oven to heat up the oil
Peel and cut the carrots and add to a large sauce pan
Cover the carrots in cold water with a dash of salt and put on the hob to boil.
When the water is boiling, continue to cook the carrots for 5 minutes and then remove from the heat, strain in a colander and keep covered with a tea towel to steam
Just before adding the carrots to the hot oil, cover the carrots in honey, cardamom and seasoning
Put the carrots into the oven and roast for 30 minutes. Give them a stir a few times during the roasting