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Contest-Winning Broccoli with Orange Sauce

A citrus yogurt sauce drapes crisp-tender broccoli flowerets and refreshing orange slices in this dish. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into spears
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup canned mandarin oranges
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt

Directions

  • Place broccoli in a large saucepan; add 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 5-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in orange juice. Add the orange zest, mandarin oranges and tarragon. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in yogurt.
  • Drain broccoli; serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 100 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 6g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • williejean pope
    Jan 27, 2010

    Sounds like a good spring dish Iwill try it.mamaw

  • cregenfuss
    Jan 27, 2010

    This sounds very good. I'll have to try this.