View Full Version : Blood Oranges - what to do with them?
01-16-2007, 07:39 AM
So i bought 2 blood oranges on a whim at whole foods yesterday...what do I do with them?
01-16-2007, 08:00 AM
They're really good in salads, or eat them plain. You can pretty much use them the same way you'd use regular oranges.
01-16-2007, 08:15 AM
This was a recipe I received at Great News Cooking School in San Diego. The salad is surprisingly yummy and can be served alone. It's an interesting pairing of ingredients, but it definitely works.
Moroccan Fish with Blood Orange, Black Olive and Avocado Salad
2 lbs. firm white fish fillets, trimmed (halibut, snapper, cod)
2 tsp. Ras el hanout (moroccan spice blend)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. LuLu Roasted Tomato Harissa
salt and pepper to taste
Blood Orange, Black Olive and Avocado Salad:
4 blood oranges, peeled and cut in half moons
1/4 c. pitted black oil cured or kalamata olives, halved
1/4 c. thinly sliced red onion
1 sm. ripe avocado, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp. chiffonade of mint
sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine the Ras el Hanout, olive oil, and harissa. Rub the fish with the marinade and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Preheat broiler. Place the fish on a lightly oiled jelly roll pan and broil until just cooked through and firm to the touch, about 7 minutes.
Arrange the oranges, olives, red onion and avocado and some of the mint in the center of plate(s). Drizzle with EVOO and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Carefully lay a piece of fish on top of each salad and garnish with mint chiffonade. Serve at once.
Can make salad 3 hours ahead of time, but reserve mint for just before serving. Thinly sliced fennel is also a nice addition to the salad.
01-16-2007, 08:15 AM
The Chicken Thighs with Blood Orange Sauce and Blood Orange Vinaigrette, both found in this thread, are excellent.
01-16-2007, 12:15 PM
I'd just eat them, just like regular oranges. That way you know exactly how blood oranges taste compared to regular oranges, and will know for the future whether you need (costlier) blood oranges for a recipe, or whether you'll be able to get away with regular oranges.
Though the recipes posted so far do sound good...
01-16-2007, 02:20 PM
Thanks for that link Bob. That chicken does sound really good. I only bought 2 oranges, so maybe I will halve the recipe, there are only 2 of us eating anyway. but I should probably also eat one plain to be sure I like them...I guess it's another trip to whole foods...oh darn....:D ;)
01-16-2007, 07:41 PM
OMG Dessert Dish to Share
Posted by MISSINDI
This is one of those recipes that the sum is greater than the parts (or however that saying goes). The best part is that it is a snap to put together, yet fancy enough to serve for company. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Great ending to a meal tonight.
4 almond biscotti
4 blood oranges or clementines
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
1/3 cup sugar
6 T water
Smash the biscotti into crumbs. Put them in a dish. Peel, seed and slice the oranges/clementines. Juice 2 clementines. Bring the 1/3 cup sugar and 6 T water to a boil over medium heat until you have a golden caramel color. Remove from the heat, carefully add the reserved juice; stir, return to simmer another few minutes. Pour over sliced clementines. Divided the crushed biscotti among four plates, reserving a little bit. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and clementine slices. Sprinkle with last bit of biscotti and serve.
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