7 Ways With Fresh Oranges
Add bold citrus flavor to drinks, salads, desserts, and main dishes.
Story by Maureen Callahan, Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Beyond Ordinary with Oranges
Whether the recipe calls for fresh squeezed juice or simple slices, oranges are the star of the citrus fruit world pairing as easily with chocolate and they do with pork or salmon. Grab a few and get cooking to bring bright flavor to your dinner table.
Spiced Orange SaladFresh oranges are peeled, thinly sliced crosswise, and then tossed with onions, olives and a fragrant vinaigrette made with cumin, curry, cilantro, and mint. The result is a startlingly colorful first course that is sure to jazz up any weeknight meal.
Salmon with Orange-Fennel SauceTart-sweet oranges, fresh rosemary, and crushed fennel seeds add a subtle herb-citrus flavor to broiled salmon fillets. Make the marinade up ahead of time and store separately until ready to use.
Chocolate-Orange TorteHere a store-bought chocolate muffin mix is enhanced with chopped almonds, fresh orange juice and zest for a dessert that tastes just as good as homemade. For the sauce, simmer orange juice and sugar on the stove for 10 minutes then drizzle over individual slices. Garnish with a hint of orange zest.
Planter's PunchFresh squeezed orange juice, pineapple juice, and guava nectar combine with rum to make a refreshingly simple tropical cocktail that will put guests in a Caribbean state of mind. No worries, man. Just sip and enjoy.
Strawberry-Orange SaladThis four-ingredient salad can do double-duty as a dessert, lending an elegant start or finish to any meal. Cut up the oranges and strawberries in advance and drizzle with the homemade basil syrup about 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to marry.
Pork Chops with Cumin and OrangeFresh orange slices simmer with seared spiced pork chops adding a tart citrus note that cuts through the richness of the meat. While it seems fancy, the whole dish, including a side of couscous, cooks in less than 10 minutes.
Orange Sorbet with Bittersweet ChocolateYou only need a small amount of sugar to make an intense sorbet with only 150 calories per cup. And that includes a topping of grated bittersweet chocolate. So go ahead and have an extra scoop of Vitamin C today.
How-to Video: Juicing OrangesSee how easy it is to get freshly-squeezed citrus juice.
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