A Taste of Spring – Broccoli with Orange Sauce (recipe)

Broccoli with Orange Sauce

Monthly MingleWe don’t have spring here in Trinidad but after 5 years in New England I have pretty sniffly memories of that time of year. And I don’t mean sniffly nostalgic, I mean sniffly achoo sniffly… aiaiiai allergies!

Other than that it really was lovely to see the earth spring back to life, bringing with it lots of young vegetables and fresh flavours.

This recipe seemed perfect for Meeta’s “A Taste of Spring” challenge as a result. A simple salad that comes together in no time, the vinaigrette gives it a deep unexpected flavour that will have everyone wondering what exactly is in it :)
I had some cauliflower on hand so I threw that in as well! :D


Broccoli with Orange Sauce
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Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

coarse salt
2 bunches broccoli, about 1 pound, untrimmed
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
2 shallots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook broccoli until just tender, 12 to 15 minutes; drain.

Transfer to a serving bowl.
Meanwhile, in a small skillet, combine orange juice, shallots, vinegar and pepper flakes, if using; simmer over medium heat until reduced to 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 minutes.

Spoon sauce over baby broccoli; toss gently.

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  • Lilandra

    I think I got sick every time the season changed.
    Very frustrating in a four season climate.

    *sigh*

    I like broccoli but not really cauliflower

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      but they’re both yummy :(

      • Lilandra

        cauliflower is so boring

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          spice it bb! :D good fried too :D everything good fried :D even cheese ;)

          • Lilandra

            LOL

            cheese

            cauliflower wrapped in cheese and fried

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    but they’re both yummy :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    spice it bb! :D good fried too :D everything good fried :D even cheese ;)

  • http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com Meeta

    It really does bring a spring flavor to the vegies. Thanks for the entry!

  • http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com Meeta

    It really does bring a spring flavor to the vegies. Thanks for the entry!

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    Sarina, did you take the first photo while under water? It looks as if the broccoli and cauliflower are floating around in an aquarium lol

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      :lol:

  • http://www.aidanbrooks.blogspot.com Trig

    Sarina, did you take the first photo while under water? It looks as if the broccoli and cauliflower are floating around in an aquarium lol

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      :lol:

  • http://www.saltwatercleanse.net/are-salt-water-aquariums-more-difficult-than-fresh-water-aquariums/ Salt Water Aquariums

    This is the great blog, I'm reading them for a while, thanks for the new posts!

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