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Simple and Fast Glazed Carrots Recipe

Time to Get the Carrots Glazing

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays; however, eating the same dishes year after year can be a little monotonous, so this Thursday all the classics are getting a modern twist.Glazed carrots have always been an essential dish for my feast, but I crave more complex flavor. Pomegranate-balsamic glazed carrots fits the ticket perfectly.

The sweet glaze combines honey, balsamic vinegar, and pomegranate juice. Topping the dish with fresh mint and a subtle touch of cayenne pepper balances the sweetness. Chopping the carrots requires some attention, but they can be prepped six hours ahead of time. This is a fast side dish and only requires about 20 minutes of cook time. Want a new glaze for your carrots? Then keep reading.

Pomegranate-Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Pomegranate-Balsamic Glazed Carrots

Simple Glazed Carrots Recipe

Ingredients

1/4 cup pure pomegranate juice
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2 tsp. honey
1 oz. (2 Tbs.) unsalted butter
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
2 lb. carrots, trimmed, peeled, and cut into sticks about 2 inches long and 3/8 inch wide
Kosher salt
1/3 cup lower-salt chicken broth
1/8 tsp. cayenne
2 Tbs. lightly packed thinly sliced fresh mint

Directions

  1. The carrots can be cut up 6 hours ahead. Cut the carrots into 2 inch pieces. Cut those pieces down the middle. Place the flat side on the cutting board and cut into 3/8 inch wide strips.
  2. Combine the juice, vinegar, and honey in a liquid measuring cup and whisk. Cut 1 Tbs. of the butter into 4 pieces and refrigerate.
  3. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the remaining 1 Tbs. butter with the olive oil over medium-high heat. When the butter has melted, add the carrots and 1-1/2 tsp. salt and toss well to coat. Cook without stirring until the bottom layer of carrots is lightly browned in spots, 4 to 5 minutes. Using tongs, stir and flip the carrots and then leave undisturbed for 1 to 2 minutes to brown. Continue cooking, occasionally stirring and flipping, until most of the carrots are a bit browned in places and are starting to feel tender, an additional 3 to 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium if the bottom of the pan begins to brown too much.
  4. Carefully add the chicken broth, cover quickly, and cook until all but about 1 Tbs. of the broth has evaporated, about 2 minutes. Uncover, reduce the heat to medium low, and add the pomegranate mixture (re-whisk, if necessary) and the cayenne. Cook, stirring gently, until the mixture reduces and becomes slightly glazy, about 1 minute.
  5. Take the pan off the heat, add the chilled butter, and gently toss with a heatproof spatula until the butter has melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  6. Season to taste with salt and stir in about two-thirds of the mint. Serve in a warm shallow bowl or on a platter, garnished with the remaining mint.

Serves 6 to 8.


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lauren lauren 5 years
Oh amberhoney, I am so jealous! I have started to work on my yard and currently have an apple tree and orange. I will add lime and lemon to the collection and maybe a fig tree next year! I have a small pile of quinces on my counter right now for quince paste! Can't wait! So enough about fruit jealously and back to the bug, which should be fixed now! I know a little late amberhoney but you should be able to print it without the photos in case you want to make these spicy and sassy carrots again! :)
lauren lauren 5 years
Oh amberhoney, I am so jealous! I have started to work on my yard and currently have an apple tree and orange. I will add lime and lemon to the collection and maybe a fig tree next year! I have a small pile of quinces on my counter right now for quince paste! Can't wait! So enough about fruit jealously and back to the bug, which should be fixed now! I know a little late amberhoney but you should be able to print it without the photos in case you want to make these spicy and sassy carrots again! :)
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Thanks lauren, they were quite tasty; although I kicked up the vinegar and cayenne cause I'm a bit spicy (and sassy at times)! :) I love my trees also, it took us 17 years to get our backyard done and when we did it we did right. As a teaser, I also have quince, Asian pear, dwarf lime, lemon and jujube with plenty of ornamentals scattered in between. Had to pull our plum as it was old and acquired some disease. My last bragging, they all yielded a ton of fruit this year which made our neighbors very happy.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Thanks lauren, they were quite tasty; although I kicked up the vinegar and cayenne cause I'm a bit spicy (and sassy at times)! :)I love my trees also, it took us 17 years to get our backyard done and when we did it we did right. As a teaser, I also have quince, Asian pear, dwarf lime, lemon and jujube with plenty of ornamentals scattered in between. Had to pull our plum as it was old and acquired some disease. My last bragging, they all yielded a ton of fruit this year which made our neighbors very happy.
lauren lauren 5 years
thanks amberhoney, I will let our engineers know! Hope you like the carrots and I am jealous you have your very own pomegranate tree!
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
FYI your link for without photos is with photos to print the recipe.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Hubby just juiced a batch of poms from our tree. I'll be making these for dinner tonight! :drool:
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Hubby just juiced a batch of poms from our tree. I'll be making these for dinner tonight!:drool:
dezignerwannabe dezignerwannabe 6 years
I'm definitely going to make this on Thursday! Yum!
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Mmmmmm! Glazed carrots GOOOOOOD! :D I do something similar, but with 1 part maple syrup to one part butter for the sweet glaze, and a bit of chipotle powder for a little kick.
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