Vanilla Bean Carrots With Wild Boar And Pomegranate

Vanilla Bean Carrots With Wild Boar And Pomegranate

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1lb Rainbow Carrots (Tops Reserved)
1lb Bacon (I love to use wild boar)
1 Stick Butter (I use Earth Balance Vegan Butter)
1 Vanilla Bean
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Pomegranate Seeds
1 Bunch Cilantro
1 Tbs Red Pepper Flakes
Salt And Pepper To Taste

1) Preheat oven to 400°
2) Peel carrots and remove tops
3) Toss carrots in oil, salt, and pepper
4) Roast carrots whole until fork-tender (about 45 min)
5) Meanwhile, cook bacon to desired texture, but not too crispy, and reserve rendered fat
6) Melt butter in a small pot
7) With a paring knife, split vanilla bean, scrape and add insides AND bean to butter
8) Simmer butter and vanilla until browned - you are looking for a nutty scent
9) Mince cilantro (this is where I like to incorporate carrot tops to taste)

To Assemble:
1) Toss carrots in browned vanilla bean butter and bacon fat (discard
the bean)
2) Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste
3) Top with cooked bacon, cilantro and pomegranate seeds
4) Enjoy with Blanchard Family Wines Gewurztraminer or Rosé

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