Orange & Sesame Seed Sauce
We love to dress up steamed asparagus or broccoli with this sauce. When tangerines are in season, squeeze them fresh for an especially interesting variation.
From EatingWell: March/April 1996, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)
Yield: About 1/2 cup
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots, (1 medium)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
- 1 cup orange juice, (from 2-3 oranges)
- 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar, or rice-wine vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, or scallion greens
- Heat oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until lightly toasted, about 20 seconds. Add shallots and stir until softened, about 1 minute. Add zest and juice, vinegar and soy sauce. Simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 6 minutes. Stir in chives (or scallion greens).
Nutrition Per tablespoon:
28 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 34 mg sodium; 73 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value).
Exchanges: free food