1poundbaby carrots or peeled carrotscut into 1/4-inch slices
1/2cupfresh-squeezed orange juice
1teaspoongrated orange peelplus additional for garnish
2tablespoonsagave nectar, sugar, or maple syrup
1/4teaspoonsaltoptional or to taste
Place the carrots in a medium-sized sauce pan and add salt and water. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil just until carrots are beginning to soften, about 3 minutes for very small carrots, longer for thicker carrots. Drain water and return carrots to sauce pan.
Add the remaining ingredients to the carrots and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook uncovered, stirring often, until the liquid is reduced until very little–about a tablespoon–remains. Serve hot, warm, or cold with additional orange peel as garnish.