One of my favorite vegetables has to brussels sprouts. They're so easy to prepare and the flavor combinations are endless. I usually prepare them with a honey mustard sauce but today I'm mixing it up and preparing orange roasted brussels sprouts. Need an incredible side dish? Look no further! This recipe will surely win you over.
Orange Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb brussels sprouts
- 2 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- juice of 1 orange
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup pistachios chopped
- salt and pepper
- Trim the brussels sprouts, cutting in half or quarters for large sprouts. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the brussels sprouts and cook until lightly charred on both sides, about 5-7 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon minced garlic and stir to combine.
- Juice 1 orange and mix together with 2 tablespoon honey. Add the orange juice and honey mixture to the brussels sprouts with 1 teaspoon orange zest. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the liquid has reduced and the sprouts are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in ⅓ cup dried cranberries and ¼ cup chopped pistachios. Season the brussels sprouts with salt and pepper. Serve while hot.
**Helpful tips and common mistakes
Brussels sprouts are slightly bitter so it's a good idea to add a sweet ingredient. In this orange roasted brussels sprouts recipe, we're adding fresh orange juice, a touch of honey, and dried cranberries to balance out the flavors.
It only takes 15 minutes to make this side from start to finish. Everything is done in the pan so the process is very simple.
Start by cooking the sprouts over medium-high heat until slightly charred. After about 5 minutes, add the rest of the ingredients including the garlic, orange juice, honey, and orange zest. Reduce the heat and continue to cook the sprouts until the liquid has evaporated and the sprouts are tender. If the flame was too high and the liquid evaporated too quickly, just add more orange juice.
Toss in the dried cranberries and chopped pistachios and these babies are ready to be served.
These orange roasted brussels sprouts are so simple but they are simply delicious!
For more side dish inspiration check out these brown butter mashed sweet potatoes with sticky pecan topping!