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Old 02-04-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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ISO ideas using blood oranges

Made a blood orange gastrique, the other night, to go with some pan fried cod.

It occurs to me that the season's going to run out on blood oranges, soon, and I'd like to take advantage of them while they last. Anyone else got a recipe or three using blood oranges?

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #2
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I love blood oranges and have been buying them like crazy for the last few weeks. I mostly like them plain or segmented and added to salads. Last year I made a blood orange sorbet from a recipe I found online, but I'll be darned if I can find it again. As I recall, it was simple - blood orange juice, water, and sugar.

I'll dig around a little more.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #3
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That sounds good, Steve. If you can find it I'd appreciate it.

I have a Moroccan orange salad that uses them, too, if you want it.

Normally, this time of year, I try and buy bunches of them. What I don't use immediately I juice, then put the juice in the fridge.

That works for some things (my gastrique, for instance). But does't satisfy my desire for segments.

How come we can put a lander on Mars but can't grow a blood orange in the summer.

BTW, when the season runs out, about the closest to blood oranges are tangerines; at least for cooking purposes.
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:30 AM   #4
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Everything from salad dressing, to my all time fave variation of a Mojito. A Blood Orange mojito is nothing short of amazing, imo.

Also, a salad of Blood Orange Supremes, blanched beet, thin sliced red onion, and some chèvre crumbles is a nice "Summer" salad.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thanks, Tattrat.

That salad sounds tasty. But, visually, isn't it a little unidimentional?
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This was posted here a while back. I have not been able to locate any blood oranges in this neck of the woods, but I still aim to try it one of these days.
Blood Orange Mac and Cheese!!!!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #7
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Well, that was interesting, Hoot. Thanks for the link.

Personally, citrus and mac & cheese aren't two flavors that I would pair. But each to his own, I reckon.
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What is special about blood oranges other than the weird colour?
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:32 AM   #9
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In addition to the gorgeous color, they have a distinct flavor of their own.

It always amuses me how we accept what we're used to as being normal, and see variations as strange. You don't think there's anything weird, for instance, about orange fruit? Or red tomatoes? Or....well, you get the idea.
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What is special about blood oranges other than the weird colour?
They have a nice sort of orange/raspberry flavor.

I always look for them right at Christmas time in my area.

I have never done anything with them other than eat them out of hand or make a champagne cocktail for brunch.
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