I am always looking for new and different ways to prepare vegetables, especially since we are in peak season. I think I have cooked broccoli every way imaginable. Broccoli with Spicy Orange Sauce is one of our favorites. Crisp broccoli with a zesty sauce and the crunch of peanuts – perfect to serve with grilled meats or fish. Yum!
Broccoli with Spicy Orange Sauce
- 2 pounds fresh broccoli
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 treaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
Slice and steam broccoli until crisp but tender, approximately six minutes. While the broccoli is cooking, in a medium saucepan combine the orange juice, honey, mustard, orange rind, soy sauce, garlic and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium heat, boil for one minute, stir occasionally. Combine the cornstarch and water, add to the orange juice mixture. Cook for one minute or until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Drain broccoli, place in a bowl and pour sauce over. Toss until well combined. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped peanuts.