Orange-Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Enjoy these Brussels as a side or double the glaze and toss with cooked linguini for a delicious main dish.
- 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- Zest of one orange
- Pinch of salt and ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
To prepare the Brussels sprouts, rinse them in cold water, trim the stems, remove the outer leaves, (including any torn or ragged ones) and cut them in half from top to bottom (choose smaller Brussels sprouts with tightly-closed heads).
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the halved Brussels sprouts and sauté for about 4 minutes, then add the garlic and sauté 1 minute more until the Brussels sprouts start to brown on the edges. Add the water or broth, cover the skillet, and let the Brussels sprouts steam for 5 minutes.
While the sprouts are steaming, prepare the glaze by stirring together the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest, salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl. Remove lid from the Brussels sprouts and add the glaze ingredients. Cook on high for about two minutes or until the glaze becomes syrupy, stirring or tossing the Brussels sprouts until well coated. Sprinkle the Brussels sprouts with the toasted pine nuts and serve warm.
This is a perfect side dish for pork, chicken or salmon, especially when those proteins are seasoned with Asian spices or marinades. Try doubling the glaze recipe and toss the sprouts and glaze with cooked linguini noodles to make a nice pasta dish.
144 calories, 9 g. fat, 15 mg. cholesterol, 94 mg. sodium, 15 g. carbohydrate, 5 g. fiber, 5 g. protein