Broccoli in Orange Shallot Butter

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “This is a bit fussier to make than steamed or microwaved broccoli but it sure is worth the little bit of extra effort.”


  • 3lbsbroccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cupfresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cupshallot, minced
  • 5ouncesunsalted butter
  • 2tablespoonsorange rind, julienned
  • salt and pepper
  • Directions

  • Cook broccoli in boiling salted water until tender but firm (about 5 minutes).
  • Drain, run under cold water and pat dry.
  • Simmer orange juice in saucepan with shallots until juice reduces to 2 tablespoons.
  • Add butter and orange peel.
  • Cook until butter has melted.
  • Add broccoli and cook until heated through.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a reallynice twist on the usual broccoli.I think I may have let my juice reduce too much because it was a very thick sauce.I’ll be more careful about that in the future.I also only used about 3 tbs. butter.”

  • “This is really good!I did use only 4 TBSP butter instead of the 5oz.It was still sensational!The flavor of the orange, shallot, and butter were delicious together with the broccoli.Thanks for this great recipe!”

  • “Great way to eat broccoli.Yes, it does take a bit more time, but I agree it IS worth the effort.Great side dish for guests/dinner parties or for any old day.We really enjoyed this and we will be having this again.Thanx for the recipe!”