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Saucy Sprouts and Oranges


  • 3 medium navel oranges
  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted


  • 1. Finely grate zest of 1 orange; set zest aside. Cut that orange in half; squeeze juice into a 1-cup measuring cup. Add enough water to measure 1/2 cup; set aside. Peel and discard white membranes from remaining oranges; section them and set aside.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, bring 1 in. water and Brussels sprouts to a boil. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Whisk cornstarch and reserved orange juice mixture until smooth; add to the butter. Stir in mustard and five-spice powder. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.
  • 4. Drain sprouts; gently stir in orange sections. Transfer to a serving bowl; drizzle with sauce. Sprinkle with almonds and grated orange zest.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 97 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 81mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


Average Rating: 3
  • smile_e2003
    Jan 29, 2016

    This was an OK side. I think it's more of a taste preference than a bad recipe. I like the fresh oranges and the glaze, I just didn't care for the Chinese five spice powder flavor. So I probably wouldn't make it again. If I did I would definitely substitute that one ingredient... for something.

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