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Homemade Staples: Honey Orange Sauce

Honey Orange Sauce

This is a really flavorful sauce that goes well with fish and chicken.  It can also become a tasty pairing with cut vegetables, crostini, or chips.  I used Triple Sec because that is what we had on hand.  Grand Marnier would also go well, and would add an even deeper flavor to the sauce.

Honey Orange Sauce inspired by The Gourmet’s Guide to Cooking with Liquors and Spirits

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp triple sec liqueur
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tsp orange zest
  • 2 Tbs orange juice
  • 5-6 drops chili oil
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1-2  Tbs honey
  • Kosher salt, to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl, seasoning with salt to taste, and stir.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

23 comments on “Homemade Staples: Honey Orange Sauce

  1. Home Seasons
    March 26, 2013

    This sounds delicious with fish! Is there a non-alcoholic substitute we can also use for similar taste?

    • Green Door Hospitality
      March 26, 2013

      I would just add a little freshly squeeze orange, or a dash more zest. It will give the same flavor of the sauce minus the alcohol. 🙂

  2. Cynthia
    March 26, 2013

    This sounds so good and different. What a fresh sounding sauce. I can’t wait to try this for sure. Thanks.


  3. We just fixed fish last night…this would of been wonderful!

  4. Sarah
    March 26, 2013

    Oh, this sounds divine! I love that the base is sour cream, rather than mayo. I’ll have to try this soon!

  5. moderndayruth
    March 26, 2013

    Will try this one next time i am making chicken, i am sure it’s delicious!

  6. Bernice
    March 26, 2013

    Looks wonderful!!

  7. the Painted Apron
    March 27, 2013

    This looks really good! I have to make something immediately to try this on! Yum, can’t WAIT to try this, thanks Kenley!

  8. Megan @ Pink O'Clock
    March 27, 2013

    Oh my gosh, Kenley, this sounds SO good. Can’t wait to try it.

  9. now at home mom
    March 27, 2013

    good with fish and chicken; hum! something to consider this week! thank you Kenley! 🙂

  10. gotasté
    March 28, 2013

    I would love to have it with plain boiled fish or chicken. No need fancy cooking. This sauce will just give great taste to the sweetness of the meat. Great recipe to share Kenley.

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  13. Anita
    January 1, 2014

    Reblogged this on Someone's in the Kitchen and commented:
    Homemade Staples: Honey Orange Sauce

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