The pomegranate juice adds a little tartness to sweet tender carrots. We love these served hot and at room temperature.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound carrots, scrubbed and rinsed
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 cinnamon stick (3-inch)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon butter
Heat the olive oil over moderately high heat in a wide skillet or cast iron pan. Toss in the carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add the pomegranate juice, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper then simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally until the carrots are tender and the liquid has reduced down to a glaze; about 20 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and swirl in the butter until melted. Discard the cinnamon stick and serve.