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Baby Broccoli with Orange Sauce


This spicy, tangy side dish is great alongside Asian chicken and chili soup.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2006


  • Coarse salt
  • 2 (about 1 pound) baby broccoli, untrimmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 shallots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes (optional)


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

  2. 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.

Cook's Notes

If you can't find baby broccoli, substitute 1 pound regular broccoli. Trim tough stem ends, and cut broccoli lengthwise.

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