Broccoli in Orange Shallot Butter

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Tebo3759

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

Top Review by Southern Bug

This was a really nice 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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
  • 12 cup fresh orange juice
  • 14 cup shallot, minced
  • 5 ounces unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind, julienned
  • salt and pepper


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

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