Saucy Sprouts and Oranges

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 14 mins

Entered for safe-keeping. Citrus and mustard sauce, from Taste of Home October/November 2007, submitted by Carolyn Hannay of Antioch TN.

Ingredients Nutrition


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


Most Helpful

The orange complements the sprouts very well. I used some smoked alder wood salt while cooking, and sprinkled on some bleu cheese when finished. A bowl full was very filling and made a whole meal. I made this to go with our dinner and it was outrageously good. Instead of orange juice and zest, I used the juice of one lemon thinned with some water and the lemon zest. I was out of walnuts so I substituted toasted sliced almonds. Everyone just raved about this. I will definitely make this again, using my substitutions. Thank you!!! Happy Cooking to y'all ! Grpa

CHEF GRPA November 05, 2013

This is very different and tasty way to serve Brussels sprouts! I will probably use less 5-spice powder next time as I thought it's flavor was a little too heavy. The orange/mustard combination went well with the sprouts and I liked the crunch of the almonds. Thanks for posting your recipe!

loof February 28, 2009

I seem to be getting my share of honey mustard & citrus dishes these days, but the comb is so nice, & this side dish is no different ~ IT HAS A GREAT TASTE! Also liked the use of the five spice powder here! I cut the recipe in half for 2 of us that that was just about right! Thanks for the keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my vegetarian teammates in the Vegetarian/Vegan Recipe Swap II]

Sydney Mike September 10, 2008

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