Broccoli in a Spicy Orange Sauce

Broccoli has a lot of good nutrients  and sometimes I like to add a sauce to it. Orange juice and zest with a hint of red pepper adds a great flavor.

Broccoli in a Spicy Orange Sauce

  • 1 to 2 lbs. of broccoli florets (use stalks too if you want)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. orange zest, grated
  • 1/2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

Toast sesame seeds in a  small, dry non-stick skillet on low heat.  Be careful as the seeds are small and can burn easily.

Combine the juice, honey, mustard, zest, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and add to the orange juice mixture.  Cook until thickened, about a minute or two.

Cook broccoli in a microwave until done.  Remove and transfer to a serving bowl and toss with the sauce.  Sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

This dish has 2 points per serving on the new Weight Watcher’s point system.  Interesting, I just found this same recipe in my 1998 Mayo-Clinic Williams Sonoma Cookbook (3-3-12) so it must be healthy!

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju


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